Modernization of Warfare


No Man's Land

No man's land is land that is unoccupied. Associated with the First World War to describe the area of land between two enemy trench systems to which neither side wished to move openly or to seize due to fear of being attacked by the enemy in the process.


Doughboy term for an American soldier. The term dates back to the Mexican-American War of 1846–48.

Big Bertha

Large German gun of World War I.

Mustard Gas

Mustard has the ability to form large blisters on the exposed skin and in the lungs. When used in impure form, such as warfare agents, they are usually Yellow-brown in color and have an odor resembling mustard, hence the name.