fuse, nitroglycerin, detonator, charge, payload, warhead, pin.
It is fortunate- in counting the high price of the battle- that many of our wounded are only lightly touched by shrapnel
and machine- gun bullets.
bursting in the air, the reports of rifles and heavy guns and the little puffs of dust where shells and bullets struck the ground were the only evidences of the battle's progress.
The one piece of shrapnel
had done the job for the two.