barrage fire


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barrage fire

Fire which is designed to fill a volume of space or area rather than aimed specifically at a given target. See also fire.
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Noun1.barrage fire - the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific targetbarrage fire - the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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Original newspaper clippings record that Russell, from Swan Street, Swansea, "was awarded the Military Medal for heroism displayed at Ypres in July 1917 when he went through barrage fire in the performance of his duties".
Later, he led two sections forward under heavy fire to the captured position and covered a further attack by very effective barrage fire.
The "ringing chatter" of machine gun barrage fire joined artillery barrages as they took on the role of light artillery, filling in the gaps left by the "heavies.