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  • A man bet me five pounds on the ship that I could not get through a trench-line, and if there had been a trench-line handy I would have taken him on.


  • An unpleasant and quite unnecessary little bulge in the trench-line, known as the Toadstool, was manned by the platoon of which he found himself second-in-command.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, November 21, 1917

  • I was taken by my son-in-law, Captain Williams Ellis, and a life-long friend, Lord Ruthven, then the Master of Ruthven, and chief Staff Officer of the Guards Division, into the first trench-line opposite the Aubers Ridge, and incidentally to view some of the worst and wettest trenches on the whole front, at the moment held in part by my son-in - law's regiment, the Welsh Guards.

    The Adventure of Living

  • Besides, every minute or two, all along the front, one could see the German or British magnesium flares illuminating the trench-line.

    The Adventure of Living

  • Just as you turn the bull's-eye on any place which you are not quite sure of, so a flare-light is sent up when either side suspects evil designs on a particular part of their trench-line.

    The Adventure of Living

  • During the visit I was for a night a guest at Lord Haig's advanced headquarters, and from a little hill above the château in which he lived, I was able to see the trench-line by night.

    The Adventure of Living

  • Flesquieres Ridge, followed by the breaking of a bridge at Masnieres under the weight of a tank and the holding of a trench-line called the

    Now It Can Be Told

  • Though the citadel's massive walls have resisted the terrific bombardments to which it has been subjected, it has neither guns nor garrison: they are far out on the trench-line beyond the encircling hills.

    Italy at War and the Allies in the West

  • This trench-line ran through certain of the small outlying forts, such as Tavannes, Thiaumont, Douaumont, and

    Italy at War and the Allies in the West

  • The order came to go forward to a trench-line traced on the map;

    Ballads of a Bohemian


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