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No Man's Land

 
 
No Man's Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. No Man's Land Marker
Inscription. No Manís Land referred to the battle shape between the front line trenches. Soldiers entered No Manís land during major attacks, raids, patrols, barbed wire maintenance details and to bring in casualties. Except for major attacks which usually began at dawn, most of these tasks were done at night to avoid drawing machine gun and artillery fire.

An illumination rocket went up from the enemy trench, bathing the area in a bright light. I dived into a nearby shell hole. It was none too soon, because bullets began to hit the rim of that shell hole, and small stones, bits of rusty wire, wooden splinters and dirt showered down on me from the bullet hits aboveÖ The fire then ceased. I had the problem of getting back to our trench without being shot by our men. One does not crawl up to oneís trench at night without some sort of announcement: that it, if he wants to live.
Private Donald D. Kyler
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.383′ N, 77° 9.473′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking

No Man's Land image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. No Man's Land
distance of this marker. The Mortar Pit (here, next to this marker); Sniper's Nest (here, next to this marker); Splinter Proof (a few steps from this marker); The Front (a few steps from this marker); Post of Command (a few steps from this marker); Aid Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trenches (within shouting distance of this marker); Meet Private Donald D. Kyler (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Meet Pvt. Kyler/ World War I Trench System Exhibit.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Insert - A No Man's Land in France image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. Insert - A No Man's Land in France
Insert - Using shell craters for defense image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
4. Insert - Using shell craters for defense
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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