Furthermore, it is a difficult target to hit and accordingly is not so likely to be brought down by hostile fire.
Untouched by the hostile fire, the Japanese fleet came silently on.
A good deal of hostile fire all round us, especially close to the nullah, but nothing within 200 yards of the guns.
They were, however, overwhelmed by the volume of hostile fire.
But ominously enough, amid all these signs of conflict no hostile fire seemed to come in his direction.
The hostile fire gradually slackened, and the garrison were shortly enabled to watch the proceedings of their adversaries.
The British guns replied, but could not force the hostile fire to slacken, and in the evening the enemy came on in attack.
Furthermore it is not a conspicuous object for the concentration of hostile fire.
The crossing by the raft-loads of men had to be carried out in the face of some hostile fire.
The Americans could not reply to the hostile fire until much, much later, and then it was almost over.