Crump

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A Crump was the universal name for a heavy shell from the sound of its "burst" on impact. An officer writes: The crump goes off with a terrifying double explosion and makes a great hole in the ground. [1]

The term "to crump" meant to bombard with heavy shells. See also Barrage.

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.68.

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