assault fire


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assault fire

1. That fire delivered by attacking troops as they close with the enemy.
2. In artillery, extremely accurate, short-range destruction fire at point targets.
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Around 1900 the way by which guns were tactically employed began to change from direct and assault fire, where the crew could see their target, to indirect fire where guns were placed to the rear of frontlines.
Clr Robert Light, vice-chairman of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, has attacked Government interference in a Bill which would have made it a jailing offence to assault fire crews.