Origin of shellfire
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They had been employed cutting trees, and had been under our own shellfire.
The railways were choked with military transport or destroyed by shellfire.
On Monday night the fire was redoubled and the woods literally raked with lines of shellfire.
At the nearer edge of the woods, devastated by our shellfire, they encountered little opposition.
Therefore, the task of directing the shellfire had to be confided to the airplanes, and in the lagoons to the seaplanes.
- the firing of artillery shells
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