John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 152

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a point far to leeward, having been blown along by the

wind in the meantime.

A shell dropped into the hollow in front of the target

at B, will not appear immediately, but by the time the

smoke rises to the level of T it will have thinned so that

the target shows through it, giving it much the appearance

of a burst over. This error can be avoided or detected

by careful verification, for though a shell at the bottom

of a hollow may be deceptive, there is not likely to be much

doubt about one which strikes only a few feet down the

side of the hollow

Frequently a burst behind the target makes it show up

NOTE

With howitzers the burst on graze of the heavy shrapnel

is usually easy to observe. In difficult cases "Lyddite

Shell" which gives an enormous cloud of smoke is

used for ranging

Whenever the enemy's men are visible, close observation

of their movements with the telescope gives the most

reliable indication as to the effect of the fire

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a point far to leeward, having been blown along by the

wind in the meantime.

A shell dropped into the hollow in front of the target

at B, will not appear immediately, but by the time the

smoke rises to the level of T it will have thinned so that

the target shows through it, giving it much the appearance

of a burst over. This error can be avoided or detected

by careful verification, for though a shell at the bottom

of a hollow may be deceptive, there is not likely to be much

doubt about one which strikes only a few feet down the

side of the hollow

Frequently a burst behind the target makes it show up

NOTE

With howitzers the burst on graze of the heavy shrapnel

is usually easy to observe. In difficult cases "Lyddite

Shell" which gives an enormous cloud of smoke is

used for ranging

Whenever the enemy's men are visible, close observation

of their movements with the telescope gives the most

reliable indication as to the effect of the fire


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  • April 5, 2017 00:47:20 Cheryl Ellsworth

    a point far to leeward, having been blown along by the

    wind in the meantime.

    A shell dropped into the hollow in front of the target

    at B, will not appear immediately, but by the time the

    smoke rises to the level of T it will have thinned so that

    the target shows through it, giving it much the appearance

    of a burst over. This error can be avoided or detected

    by careful verification, for though a shell at the bottom

    of a hollow may be deceptive, there is not likely to be much

    doubt about one which strikes only a few feet down the

    side of the hollow

    Frequently a burst behind the target makes it show up

    NOTE

    With howitzers the burst on graze of the heavy shrapnel

    is usually easy to observe. In difficult cases "Lyddite

    Shell" which gives an enormous cloud of smoke is

    used for ranging

    Whenever the enemy's men are visible, close observation

    of their movements with the telescope gives the most

    reliable indication as to the effect of the fire

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