No Man's Land

The home of the Lonsdale Battalion and the Border Regiment in the First World War
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The term No Man's Land refers to the strip of open ground, strewn with war wreckage, broken wire, dead bodies, fragments of shell etc., dividing the opposing trenches which extend all along the front and on the Western Front varying in width, in places, from a few yards to a quarter of a mile.The name was coined apparently by "Eye-witness," and first appeared in print in his official "Narrative" of September 15th, 1914. [1]

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.210.

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