The Lun-Ho valley Where it cut through the line was closed by entanglements and fougasses, and swept by batteries on each side.
Various means were tried for the destruction of entanglements.
Instead of reducing chaos to order and concentrating his attention, as Brand had done in the Free State, on establishing security and promoting industry, he took up, with all its entanglements, the policy of intrigues with native chiefs beyond the border and the dream of indefinite expansion.
Wire entanglements were disposed in repeated lines in front of the defences, but they were not of a strong type.
At Chi-Kuan Fort the terreplein of the fort had been covered with entanglements defended by machine guns on the gorge parapets, and the Japanese could make no way.