We were pinned down by shellfire. If the artillery hadn't run out of shells to shoot at us we would have been wiped out.
Shellfire Sentence Examples
At the same time the commander of the artillery of the 1st Corps, General Pernetti, with thirty cannon of Campan's division and all the howitzers of Dessaix's and Friant's divisions, will move forward, open fire, and overwhelm with shellfire the enemy's battery, against which will operate:
killed by shellfire.
Private Morrow worked on entirely on his own initiative, all the time being under extremely heavy shellfire from the German guns.
The impact of german shellfire in the action here tends to be understated, in my view.
However, there were still many whose graves were destroyed by shellfire over the course of the war.