John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 125

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the detachment. If the shell strikes the shield it will

make a small hole and will burst from two or three

yards beyond the No 1 at the point of the trail will probably

be killed and also the Section Commander, but all

men close behind the shield will not suffer unless

in the path of the shell

At shielded guns the fuze is lengthened by rise of the

corrector scale, till it gives 75 per cent of percussion

bursts and 25 per cent of bursts in the air. It must be

remembered that a shell bursting after passing through

a gun shield will appear to be over.

So far we have only decided or considered the effect on

fixed targets consists of an area of ground thinly covered

with men in successive skirmishing lines or scattered

formations, then the depth of the zone of bullets effect is

of great importance

If we range accurately on any part of a deep target,

the men beyond the distance covered by the bullets will

escape; if we cover a deep area by Searching we shall

expend a great deal of ammunition for a small results

therefore for a deep target we require a deep zone of

shrapnel effect

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the detachment. If the shell strikes the shield it will

make a small hole and will burst from two or three

yards beyond the No 1 at the point of the trail will probably

be killed and also the Section Commander, but all

men close behind the shield will not suffer unless

in the path of the shell

At shielded guns the fuze is lengthened by rise of the

corrector scale, till it gives 75 per cent of percussion

bursts and 25 per cent of bursts in the air. It must be

remembered that a shell bursting after passing through

a gun shield will appear to be over.

So far we have only decided or considered the effect on

fixed targets consists of an area of ground thinly covered

with men in successive skirmishing lines or scattered

formations, then the depth of the zone of bullets effect is

of great importance

If we range accurately on any part of a deep target,

the men beyond the distance covered by the bullets will

escape; if we cover a deep area by Searching we shall

expend a great deal of ammunition for a small results

therefore for a deep target we require a deep zone of

shrapnel effect


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  • March 30, 2017 00:39:39 Cheryl Ellsworth

    the detachment. If the shell strikes the shield it will

    make a small hole and will burst from two or three

    yards beyond the No 1 at the point of the trail will probably

    be killed and also the Section Commander, but all

    men close behind the shield will not suffer unless

    in the path of the shell

    At shielded guns the fuze is lengthened by rise of the

    corrector scale, till it gives 75 per cent of percussion

    bursts and 25 per cent of bursts in the air. It must be

    remembered that a shell bursting after passing through

    a gun shield will appear to be over.

    So far we have only decided or considered the effect on

    fixed targets consists of an area of ground thinly covered

    with men in successive skirmishing lines or scattered

    formations, then the depth of the zone of bullets effect is

    of great importance

    If we range accurately on any part of a deep target,

    the men beyond the distance covered by the bullets will

    escape; if we cover a deep area by Searching we shall

    expend a great deal of ammunition for a small results

    therefore for a deep target we require a deep zone of

    shrapnel effect

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