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An area of countryside, residential or urban sprawl that was a few hours ago quite unremarkable ... but is now littered with the paraphernalia of modern warfare including wanking squaddies of opposing sides.

Other definitions include:

  • A location to which apparently the Royal Artillery bring style and tone to what would otherwise be an unseemly brawl.
  • That location you spend most of your career training and hoping to visit, and when you get there you immediately want to leave.

Some battlefields exist for a time and then sink into history as a minor event (ie Quatre Bras 1815). Some remain in legend forever (Agincourt 1415) and some are just a pain in the cnut (Battle of the Boyne 1690).