Artillery Notes - Wire Cutting

Wire-cutting is a technique used during military battles to counter the enemies' use of barbed wire. This handbook offered information to soldiers about the best methods for wire-cutting, the procedures, as well as important safety considerations. Booklets such as these contained confidential information regarding plans of attack, and therefore were forbidden from being brought to the frontlines.

General Staff, General Headquarters, Artillery Notes No. 5 - Wire-Cutting (June, 1916)
Training Notes. 7 pages.
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory, and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
First World War