Chapter: The Army on the March 9.8
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If forced to fight in a salt-marsh, you should have water and grass near you, and get your back to a clump of trees. So much for operations in salt-marches.

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Long grass can provide low cover. Water can provide subtle cover too. Trees behind you can provide cover or a means of protecting one’s rear.

‘So much for salt marshes’ shows the author’s distaste for such difficult places.