communication trench


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Noun1.communication trench - a trench that provides protected passage between the rear and front lines of a defensive positioncommunication trench - a trench that provides protected passage between the rear and front lines of a defensive position
trench - a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
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communication trench

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He owns one of two versions of The Communication Trench which were painted by Morris.
The following day, he gained a little strength, and managed to crawl to a communication trench, where he came face to face with five Germans who had lost their way.
In June, with light casualties for once, the 16th was fighting so effectively in an attack on Orpy Wood that divisional orders named the main German trench they had captured as 'Birmingham Street' and the nearby communication trench 'Brum Street'.
Second Lieutenant Bell immediately, and on his own initiative, crept up a communication trench and then, followed by Corporal Colwill and Private Batey, rushed across the open under very heavy fire and attacked the machine gun, shooting the firer with his revolver, and destroying gun and personnel with bombs.
Messages were brought by runners who made use of an old German communication trench to this station: they were then transmitted back to Battalion Headquarters which was in a sunken road about five hundred yards behind.
In a newspaper article Lt Crowther's commanding officer wrote: "He had the duty of setting out a communication trench leading to a German trench as soon as it was captured.
On August 8, 1916, he found himself near Arrow Head Copse where, during an advance, he was in command of two platoons ordered to dig a frontline communication trench.
Woodhorn's Sarah Littlefear said: "Due to a letter we hold in our collection, we know that Robert was injured in the battle, and was brought back to the communication trench by Sergeant W Carlin and R Lambert.
Soon afterwards, at 9am on July 3, 2nd Lt James led a group of bomb throwers up a Turkish communication trench.

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