Building a Foxhole

After the Encounter of Kasserine Pass, U.S. troops more and more received the advanced foxhole, a vertical, jug-shaped hole that permitted an officer to stand and battle with head and bears exposed. The foxhole broadened close to the base to permit a fighter to hunch down while under forceful big guns shoot or tank attack. Foxholes might be amplified to two-man battling positions, and additionally exhumed with discharging steps for group-served weapons or sumps for water waste or projectile transfer.

Building a Foxhole

Building a Foxhole

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