They kept on for the bank, and their own men behind them opened a covering fire over their heads.
covering fire, he shouted, at four hundred—slam it in, and disappeared.
We, of course, presented a big mark for the Boers, and were not under any (p. 077) covering fire so far as I am aware.
All the muskets here now, and open a covering fire for this boat!
On capturing them, I was to open a covering fire to enable the bombers to go further forward.
He reconnoitred the enemy's trenches, and, under the covering fire of a destroyer, lit his flares at intervals along the beach.
Rising ground was used as positions for covering fire, and every knoll and hummock became a shoulder to lift the force along.
This covering fire was maintained by the Japanese until the infantry was actually in the smoke of their own shrapnel.