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    manned a machine-gun nest

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    He'd manned a machine-gun nest to hold back the North Vietnamese.

    Does it mean he took over the position where the machine guns were placed and using them stopped the Vietnamese soldiers?

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    Re: manned a machine-gun nest

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    He'd manned a machine-gun nest to hold back the North Vietnamese.

    Does it mean he took over the position where the machine guns were placed and using them stopped the Vietnamese soldiers?
    Yes, it would seem to mean that.

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    Re: manned a machine-gun nest

    I would say that he manned a machine gun. (A "nest" might be more than one.)


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    Re: manned a machine-gun nest

    I have a feeling that 'nest' refers to the ring of sandbags that protects the machine-gunner(s). But it's not something I have strong views about either way

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    Re: manned a machine-gun nest

    In a machine gun nest there are normally at least two people--one to fire the machine gun and another to feed it ammunition.


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