Capt. H.M. Wallis with Major Willet of R.C.R. go into No Man’s land & capture a German. Previous to this a German raiding party had come over and captured one of our men (an American Legion man).
*Most commonly associated with the First World War the phrase “no man’s land” actually dates back until at least the 14th century. Its meaning was clear to all sides: no man’s land represented the area of ground between opposing armies – in this case, between trenches. For newly arrived novice soldiers No Man’s Land held a certain allure. Such troops were cautioned against a natural inclination to peer over the parapet of the trench into No Man’s Land. Many men died on their first day in the trenches as a consequence of a precisely aimed sniper’s bullet. During this period the area of No Man’s Land scarcely varied although its width would vary widely from sector to sector, from one kilometre to as little as a few hundred yards (as at Vimy Ridge for example). In the latter instance troops would be able to overhear conversation from their opposing trenches or readily lob grenades into their midst. (www.firstworldwar.com)