The enemy were fighting a rearguard action and the seven of us were told to get up in the tollet of the house and make loopholes in the walls with our entrenching tools
. We found a couple of picks in a toolhouse and we soon made the loopholes.
During WWII, Ames produced armored tank plating, shell casings and 11 million of those familiar folding entrenching tools
. In 1928, Ames shovels proved themselves invaluable on Richard E.
In a a derelict cellar he found "a tin hat, a battered copy of a Hewlett's Forest Lovers, a few entrenching tools
and some rags".
The other battalions thankfully desisted, and within an hour heavy sniping opened and they were digging literally for dear life with their bayonets, which in those days were triangular, and bad entrenching tools
From response to shipboard emergencies to dealing with beachhead obstacles; blowing holes in concertina and movement through minefields under fire; cliff assaults; attacking machinegun nests, pillboxes and bunkers; securing accesses off the beachhead and defending against counterattacks; hand-to-hand combat with knives, entrenching tools
, their helmets, feet and fingers.
Before designing the now-famous Glock 17, Gaston Glock's Vienna-based company built polymer entrenching tools
for the Austrian army.
"I'll go," I told Derry, who grunted a "thanks" and suggested I draw entrenching tools
and a weapon for the trip.
Shovels and entrenching tools
were in short supply for both sides, but more so for the Confederates.
"We moved off again in the evening and eventually stopped at Cleremont au Chat where next morning we lay out in extended formation and commenced digging trenches with our entrenching tools
Those not detailed to provide covering fire unhooked their grubbers (small entrenching tools
with a hoe on one end and a pick on the other) from their waist belts.
Realising that he had to dig-in and also be prepared to ward off any enemy counterattack, Weddell set half the men digging with the picks, shovels and entrenching tools
that they had carried on their backs during the advance, while the other half maintained their fire to the front.
Soldiers get one-and-a-half duffle bags of equipment, from desert camouflage uniforms and sleeping bags to mosquito netting and entrenching tools