Definitions

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  • n. artillery fire delivered by a mortar

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Examples

  • Concentric eddies of artillery and mortar fire were striking the start line of I Battalion's assault - the efforts of A Battery 1 RCHA (less one Howitzer, out of action) and two 81 mm mortar detachments of 3 RCR pummelling Russian infantry who hugged the ditches in fear as vehicles began to reverse away.

    First Clash

  • And when a section of the Vandoos, in an endeavour to seek out the Sagger operator, exposed themselves too flagrantly nearby, they were at once treated to a volley of machine-gun and mortar fire which left nobody in any doubt about the reception that was to be expected in that wood.

    First Clash

  • James Fischer, the doctor, was killed by mortar fire near the main gate of camp.

    Blood Brothers

  • * The need for infantry and armoured commanders to assume direction of artillery and mortar fire in the event of a breakdown in fire support communications or through obscuration of OPs.

    First Clash

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