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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Scientific skills were brought to the design of the rolling barrage and the back barrage, including the first use of large numbers of machine guns in barrage work.
The artillery had been laying down a rolling barrage, which in theory should have cut through the barbed wire in front of the German trenches and silenced any resistance from the enemy defenders, but now all was quiet on that sector of the Western Front.
"Yes, its fine," I'd reply through gritted teeth as another knot of muscle surrendered to the rolling barrage of his small but powerful fingers and thumbs.