No Man's Land

No Man's Land: 1. Territory between entrenched enemy forces. 2. Wasteland.

Sometimes, though, words alone are inadequate.

No Man's Land ran from Switzerland to the English Channel. Shown here is the terminus near Nieuport.
Ypres Salient No Man's Land immediately after the war.
Unidentified No Man's Land - possibly Somme Sector.
Champagne's No Man's Land - note the chalk formations.
Artist's conception of No Man's Land. Detail from The Inferno by Georges Leroux
Crossing the threshold - French troops going over the top under fire.

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