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up North, adverbial phrase and noun phrase

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During or with reference to World War II:
A. adverbial phrase In the North African theatre of war, especially Egypt.
1941 Star 1 Feb.Our gallant boys who have been bearing the real heat and burden of the day up north will return to find many of the play-play soldiers and base wallahs wearing what should be a badge of honour.
1992 in Natal Mercury 27 Aug. 7A fully equipped surgical ambulance which was inscribed: ‘To the Allied Forces from the Children of Durban’..was used ‘up north’.
B. noun phrase This theatre of war.
1943 L. Sowden Union of S. Afr. 264‘Up North,’ meaning the fighting fronts, has been an everyday expression.
1987 O. Musi in Drum Dec. 32These were the guys who had returned from Up North.
In the North African theatre of war, especially Egypt.
This theatre of war.

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