Alice: The nickname given to a certain imitation tree on the Western Front, cased with iron and set up as an observation post in the Fauquissart sector. It was design by a Royal Academician and constructed as a considerable cost, only however to prove a failure from being badly place.
References / notes
- Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.4.
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