creeping barrage


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creeping barrage

A barrage in which the fire of all units participating remains in the same relative position throughout and which advances in steps of one line at a time.
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They were laying down a creeping barrage in the box.
When she had taken care of the doorstep and the pavement 'out the front' she would move on indoors to command a creeping barrage on the carpets using her new wonder weapon, the upright Hoover.
By the spring of 1917, advances in the use of artillery resulted in the highly effective creeping barrage.
Following a creeping barrage and assisted by the presence of thick fog, the advance was slow but by 8am it was progressing steadily.
As they began to march or run across the devastated, cratered landscape of No Man's Land, the British artillery laid down a creeping barrage - but the German machine gunners now came up from their concrete shelters and began a withering fire.
A creeping barrage is a line of men who slowly creep towards the enemy lines, to create cover for the soldiers advancing behind.
In the era of "surgical strikes" and surface-to-air missiles, the notion of trench warfare, bayonet charges and the creeping barrage seems other worldly.
The creeping barrage became standard and is mentioned about 50 times by the authors.
We set off up to a chateau and our guns had carried out a creeping barrage on the approaches.
The Germans had gas shelled almost continuously at night, much heavy, carrying work had been done to supply artillery ammunition for the final bombardment and creeping barrage," Major Williams said.