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- n. artillery fire delivered by a mortar
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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.
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.
James Fischer, the doctor, was killed by mortar fire near the main gate of camp.
* 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.