June 1990 – vol. 83, issue 6, pp 250–250 'BIRDS AND SHELL-FIRE. I have lately been reading various articles in the papers regarding birds in the war-stricken parts of France, so I thought you might care to have a few of my personal observations on this subject . . . The House-Sparrows continue to sit on the house-tops of this village (I cannot name it), which is about ¾-mile from the French trenches, although the shells are continually k... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.