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  • But I took one look along that shell-swept slope, with the bodies thick on it, and that young idiot riding through the blood and bullets, and I thought, by God, let him go for me.

    The Sky Writer

  • Leaving our own shell-swept street which seemed like hell let loose, we turned down a long boulevard.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Ahead was a shell-swept open field, a quarter of a mile to the crest.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Ahead was a shell-swept open field, a quarter of a mile to the crest.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Kennedy, still fighting with his wrecked ship, from the twisted wreckage that was all that was left of his bridge, issued instructions that every available member of the crew should assist in manhandling shells up from the magazines and rolling them across the heaving, shell-swept deck towards those guns that still kept firing: there were only five left now.

    The Lonely Sea

  • Ahead was a shell-swept open field, a quarter of a mile to the crest.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • Ahead was a shell-swept open field, a quarter of a mile to the crest.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • Ahead was a shell-swept open field, a quarter of a mile to the crest.

    Lee’s Lieutenants

  • It took quite a bit of courage to make the first dash, but at 2.30 we started out over the shell-swept ground.

    Into the Jaws of Death

  • Damn! I might as well be A.S.C. I see myself counting ration bags while the battalion is charging with fixed bayonets; and in the evening sending up parties of weary laden carriers over shell-swept areas, while I myself stay behind at the Dump.

    A Student in Arms Second Series

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