Hostile Fire

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Hostile Fire

A fire anywhere other than where it is controlled. Fires that spread from the fireplace to the carpet or from a bonfire to the pasture are both examples of hostile fire. Insurance covers damage caused by hostile fire. Hostile fire is also called unfriendly fire.
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To be sure, Unfriendly Fire is well researched and contains over thirty pages of source notes on the text.
As England rugby union coach Clive Woodward drew masses of unfriendly fire, Club England chairman Fran Cotton came over all Oliver Stone, who is never happy without a thundering good conspiracy to turn into a film.
As a work of scholarship, Unfriendly Fire is a definitive addition to Allan Berube's Coming Out Under Fire and Randy Shilts's Conduct Unbecoming, which both focused on the era before "don't ask, don't tell," when gay soldiers were simply barred without any epistemological baggage.
UNFRIENDLY FIRE: Brackley's Gary Mulligan wins the ball in the build-up to the own goal which earned a replay
UNFRIENDLY FIRE A missile was thrown close to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini at Old Trafford last night amid high security