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gdc

I have been trying to establish what an  "Air Line" is I am sure I'm over thinking this.

But have no idear what it is ......Can  someone out there please enlighten me to as

what this symbol means  -- A red line with red dots spaced along it --What it 

was for or  did.

Thanks ...............Graham

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Howard

An Air-line is a phone line strung along telegraph poles. Mnay were buried to protect them but that was not always possible.

 

Howard

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WhiteStarLine

Like Howard says!  This is from "The Signal Service in WW1":

 

From the beginning of the war the vulnerability of airline and field
cable to intensive shell fire was forced upon the attention of everyone
concerned. Various methods were tried to overcome this very
serious difficulty in the way of maintaining line communication, but
for some time with little success. The first step following the
exposure of the relative vulnerability of open wire routes was a
considerable extension of the use of cable in the forward areas. It
was then discovered that cable slung lightly on poles was much less
vulnerable than ground cable to high explosive shells bursting on
impact.

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gdc

Thank you All very much,

I thought that it might be the case.You guys certainly know where to find the answers,

and have access knowledge and material to which I had no idea was still available or

even where to look..

Google is fine,but does not know everything!!!

Thanking you all once again

G D C

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