creeping barrage


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creeping barrage

[′krē·piŋ bə′räzh]
(ordnance)
An artillery barrage that precedes infantry soldiers at a predetermined rate in their attack to protect them and facilitate their advance.
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We set off up to a chateau and our guns had carried out a creeping barrage on the approaches.
McNaughton became the advocate of a creeping barrage that would stun an enemy position until Allied troops swept in.
As they advanced in open order across a field behind a creeping barrage, to his surprise, "We began to see Germans all over the place, very much alive, running about.
This creeping barrage, provided by more than 200 field guns, helped subdue those defenders who remained in position after the preliminary bombardment had pounded their positions into pulp.
Some tanks had little time to spare before the creeping barrage began.