G'day Aussies training ,how to leap over barbed wire, wearing no shirts to go over the top would give you the incentive to clear that obstacle.The second poster is a Kiwi one.
AND if memory serves me correctly, the Kiwi's suffered the same fate under similar circumstances on the same objectiveJumping over is the easy part. Its where you land next that can get you into the soup. Here is a painting by Terence Cuneo of the 1/6th Gurkha Rifles, storming the crest of the Sari Bair - the highest point of the Gallipoli Peninsula on 9th August 1915. The Gurkhas took the trenches, but were shaken off by "friendly fire".
I recall from somewhere that the last man over the wire gets the wire man by the ankle and lifts him off, rolling him over his helmet and off the wire. QUOTE]
You are correct sir, we were trained to dive on to the wire then every other man either jumps through or steps on you if there is not enough clearance.