The Battalion had parties of specialist machine-gunners and grenade throwers on stand-by, as well as those ready to repair barbed wire.
By 1914, barbed wire was a standard item in the military defense schemes of all the major belligerents of the Great War.
I had to sneak around all the barbed wire fencing.
multitudinous tiny men swarmed over new trenches and barbed-wire tangles.
sneak around all the barbed wire fencing.