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Creeping Barrage

First used at the Battle of the Somme, a creeping barrage involved artillery fire moving forward in stages just ahead of the advancing infantry. This was employed with great results at Hill 70. For this an accurate Barrage Map was mandatory to coordinate artillery fire with the advance of the infantry.

 
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