entrenching tool


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a hand shovel carried by infantrymen for digging trenches

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TO KEEP ON DIGGING WITH YOUR ENTRENCHING TOOL, GIVE IT GENEROUS SCOOPS OF PM.
Some men attempted to ward off the enemy fire by holding up their spade or entrenching tool as a shield.
I will also have the opportunity to read an open letter to my son Gary, from my first marriage, who I fell out with over his desire to become a ballet dancer, resulting in me breaking both his legs with an entrenching tool. I am hoping he will come to one of the shows and we will be reunited."
`'I will also have the opportunity to read an open letter to my son Gary from my first marriage, who I fell out with over his desire to become a ballet dancer, resulting in me breaking both his legs with an entrenching tool. I am hoping he will come to one of the shows and we will be reunited.''
The personal entrenching tool is usually capable of being called upon to double as a close quarter weapon, but the main feature of the tool is that it requires effort from the individual soldier to make it function.
I couldn't run away from this guy, and I didn't have anything to fight with except an entrenching tool. He was obviously violent, and the chances of him having an offensive weapon were strong; I flashed back to my police friends' gory stories about the forest being a favorite dumping ground for L.A.'s gangs.
I remember well how helpless I felt in the pitch-black darkness after I broke the handle of my entrenching tool. All of a sudden, in a moment of quiet, came the sound of hobnailed boots on the roadway, along with mess kits rattling and the guttural sound of German language.
Their reputations and connections with the marines--Smith is a retired major general who goes by "E.T.," from the entrenching tool he used as a weapon during a battle in I Corps, and West, also a combat veteran, is an accomplished chronicler of Marine Corps exploits-freed them from many of the constraints imposed on embedded reporters, got them their own vehicle, and smoothed access throughout the Corps hierarchy.
Remove any debris with a shovel or entrenching tool before leaving the worksite.
The newer combination entrenching tool added a pick, which helped break up hard soil.
The belt and suspenders support carriers for ammo, field dressing, compass, canteen and entrenching tool.
For this advance each man was laden with a haversack, 250 rounds of ammunition, gas mask, water bottle, "iron rations" (corned beef and biscuits), an entrenching tool, two Mills bombs and two sandbags.
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.