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- n. Plural form of field of fire.
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The selection of each delaying position was decided by its suitability to that technique - the manner in which defiles, extended fields of fire or locally unflankable ground could be adapted either to hitting the enemy from hiding at short range, or enabling him to be struck at long range as he drove across open country.
Unable to obtain clear fields of fire against an assailant who skilfully stalked rather than blatantly charged; deprived of close heavy-weapon support because the mortar platoon, as it changed position, was out of action; the Ml 13s with their HMGs parked in rear; and 1 Troop away back on the crest, 3
Therefore, Panto'n concentrated his efforts upon selecting three platoon positions which provided fields of fire out to some two to four hundred metres without becoming overlooked from front and flank.