wire entanglement


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wire entanglement

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(Fortifications) a barrier or obstruction of barbed wire used in warfare
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Behind it were three lines of barbed wire entanglement strung out by Royal Engineers schooled in preparing defensive position.
Redcar's defence majored on the extensive use of mine fields and triple barbed wire entanglements and on-shore tank blocks.
While in the trenches he produced sketches, including one of a soldier of the 5th Battn, Northumberland Fusiliers killed in action and lying amidst barbed wire entanglements and Flanders poppies.
Then I cut my arm in the barbed wire entanglements.
Contract Awarded for Acquisition of Drive-type Spade Less Fence Posts for use in Providing Framework and Support for Erecting Military Barbed Wire Entanglements and Fencing
Strategies pursued by Tehran include digging canals, building barriers and erecting barbed wire entanglements to seal the country's borders, specially in the East.
By Christmas 1914 the trench system stretched from the English Channel to the Swiss border and had created a landscape of its own involving subterranean shelters, shattered trees, barbed wire entanglements and waterlogged craters.
But, heroic stances aside, they also reveal the resilience of the Australians: the cheeky grin to camera, the plucky soldier carrying a mate on his back though a gap in the wire entanglements, the patented water still, the cave classroom for the signals refresher courses, and the commitment of those responsible for the Tobruk Truth, despite the bombarded building so close to their own 'office.
Due to shortages of iron and steel barbed wire entanglements were erected using wood posts hammered into the ground.
Soon we were feeling a firm road surface beneath our feet and were passing the last of the wire entanglements.
Throughout the morning British army engineers, supported by soldiers from the Parachute Regiment, constructed a series of waist-high wire entanglements several metres deep, stretching across the area from the church towards the Dungannon Road.
Complicate minefields with other obstacles--such as wire entanglements, antitank ditches, natural and devious man-made devices--in the right place, and even the most powerful tank will have its greatest asset--mobility--slowed or reduced to a standstill.