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Devil's Wood

From The Great War 1914-1918

Devil's Wood: The name given to Delville Wood, a stretch of woodland, 160 acres in extent, with dense undergrowth, the scene of terrific fighting in the Battle of the Somme. The title deeds of the whole area after the war were made over to the Government of the Union of South Africa, as containing the graves of the South African troops the fell there.[1]

References / notes

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.75.
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