The reference which the narrator makes to the lay-out of rooms in the Beaufort house--as "a vista of enfiladed
drawing rooms"--is a precise description of the film's temporal structure as well, with the camera taking us into the connected spaces of the narrative world through its elaborate long takes, while the narration simultaneously takes us back into a connected series of receding pasts, with the vista of "the last fifty years" provided by Sillerton Jackson's treasure chest of gossip stretching furthest back.
The first of these was the Gavrilo Princip Museum in Sarajevo, which stands by the bridge of the same name on the Miljacka River and is normally enfiladed
by Serbian gunfire.
The trenches were enfiladed
by machine-gun fire, and since no supports were available it was impossible to hold the remainder of the crest on Chunuk Bair."
The belated arrival of the Glengarries was pre-empted when they were enfiladed
by the riflemen and forced to join in the general retreat.
At 3:45 am, on May 3, the Canadians attacked and quickly ran into a murderous enfiladed
machine gun from the right, machine gun fire from the front, and a heavy artillery barrage.
from three sides, the column disintegrated, a startled Riall crying out, "Those are regulars, by God!"