The Wiring Party. Use of barbed wire
Barbed wire was used by all combatants in the Great War in their defensive preparations. These became more sophisticated as the war progressed with the use of screw pickets and concertina wire.As part of the Rifles on going research, our members conducted a training exercise while at the Passchendaele 100 event. With the aid a a section of battlefield dug at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum, the Rifles went through the procedure for quick defensive wiring of shell holes.These are the results.
Wiring exercise before the scheme
The riflemen set off with screw pickets and wire up to the battlefield.
An original American advertisment for barbed wire
Types of barbed wire defences
Barbed wire as part of defensive systems