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  • Also spelled nebelwerfer.

    April 18, 2009

  • "My slit-trench was in the angle of a farm-hut wall and a raised bank. All day Jerry 155mm shells were passing over our positions.
    'They're after the 25-pounders in the field behind us,' says Sgt. Ryan.
    'Behind?' I said, turning yellow. 'Christ, we're far forward for heavies.'
    'Forward?' he giggled. 'We had bloody Nebelwurfers in this field this afternoon.'
    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'

    April 18, 2009