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Verdun- Use of oxy acetylene equipment?

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Currently reading Alastair Horne's 'The Price of Glory' about Verdun. In describing the first German attack after the bombardment Horne wrote of the German troops occupying the French trenches- 


"Up rushed the attendant German machine-gun teams to man the captured weapons, and the crews with oxyacetylene torches to cut through the remaining French barbed wire".


I haven't come across that before. Is that correct that wire was cut with oxy-acetylene equipment? Particularly that soon after taking a trench.





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