The Meaning of the Sounds of War

From a New York Times story by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Natalia Yermak headlined “Sounds of War Mark the Passage of Time”:

In the embattled eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, there is no such thing as silence. Days are measured not so much by time, but by volume.

Yesterday was quieter, the morning was loud, but the afternoon, when the Russians like to increase their shelling in the city’s south and east, will certainly be louder. So goes the thinking of many of Bakhmut’s remaining residents.