No Man's Land

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No man's land
no-man's-land in the place described by John McCrae in his poem, In Flanders Fields

Between the trenches was no man's land. It was pitted with craters and blackened tree stumps from constant shelling. The difficulties of successfully taking an enemy's trenches defended with machine guns and lined with barbed wire meant that the war on the western front lapsed into stalemate. It was not until the end of the war that a weapon capable of breaking the stalemate was invented, the tank.

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r quickly turned into a stalemate. Both sides remained in entrenched positions with little movement.

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