A military term used to describe unoccupied land that has been devastated by battle or poses uncertain threats. There were various reasons why an area might be deemed “No Man’s Land” during World War I—it may have been heavily defended by enemy forces, riddled with craters, or contaminated by chemical weapons like mustard gas.
No Man’s Land Term Timeline in The Wars
The timeline below shows where the term No Man’s Land appears in The Wars. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Bonnycastle fight in confusion over the fact that all of the guns were left in No Man’s Land . Rodwell, having saved his toad during the gas attack, disappears. The rabbit, hedgehog, and... (full context)