And every night, scores more volunteered to parachute onto the battlefield under heavy antiaircraft shooting.
A few seconds later, I heard heavy shooting.
"I was going to work when the heavy shooting started, and I was hit," he said as he winced from the pain.
The first sign of trouble came in the early hours of the morning when heavy shooting was heard in some areas of the capital.
As demonstrators defied the orders this morning, heavy shooting and bloodshed were reported throughout the capital city of Rangoon.
There was some heavy shooting early to-night down at a place called Red Mike's.
The heavy shooting lasted about 15 minutes.
For example, he would interrupt our discussion and say: "Just down there was some of the heaviest shooting at the end of the war.
Activists said that the city was witnessing heavy shooting and shelling.
Then just 500 yards away heavy shooting broke out and big explosions.