04 OUT OF AMMO
Instead of re-joining the charge, O’leary made a beeline for the second German machine-gun. The ground in front of it was too marshy and boggy for a direct approach, so he climbed the railway embankment before, for the second time in as many minutes, charging directly at a lethal killing machine discharging hundreds of rounds a minute. Displaying remarkable luck and calm, he fired three shots that put down three Germans. The other two enemy soldiers had no stomach left to fight and raised their hands in surrender, not knowing the Irishman had run out of bullets. His gun held ten bullets and all of them had been expended, eight directly into German flesh.