Western Front

Western Front was a term used during the First and Second World Wars to describe the contested armed frontier between lands controlled by Germany to the east and the Allies to the west. A contested armed frontier during a war is called a "front".

There was also an Eastern Front in both World War I and World War II.

Read more about Western Front:  World War I, World War II, Further Reading

Other articles related to "western front, western, front":

Amyas Borton - World War I - England and The Western Front
... It is recognized that while serving on the Western Front, Borton invented the slang term "archie" for anti-aircraft fire ... at Hounslow Heath Aerodrome, Middlesex and later on the Western Front, Borton remained in command until the end of July 1916 ...
Western Front - Further Reading
... Great War, Total War Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918 (2000) ... Germany's Western Front Translations From the German Official History of the Great War, 1915 (Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010) 413 pages ... All the Kaiser's Men The Life Death of the German Army on the Western Front 1914-1918, (2nd ed 2006) 288pp Prior, Robin, and Trevor Wilson ...
Adrian Cole (RAAF Officer) - Early Life and World War I - Western Front
... Flying S.E.5 fighters on the Western Front, he was credited with destroying or sending out of control ten enemy aircraft between July and October 1918, making him an ace ...
List Of World War II Battles - Western Front
... January 1945 Operation Blackcock January 1945 Colmar Pocket January-February 1945 Western Allied invasion of Germany February-May 1945 Operation Veritable Operation Grenade Operation Lumberjack Operation ...
Scottish Horse - History - Great War 1914–1918 - Western Front
... With victory looming on the Macedonia front the Regiment was transferred to 149th Brigade, 50th Division in the Western Front in June 1918 ... They remained on this front until the end of the war ...

Famous quotes containing the words front and/or western:

    You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    In everyone’s youthful dreams, philosophy is still vaguely but inseparably, and with singular truth, associated with the East, nor do after years discover its local habitation in the Western world. In comparison with the philosophers of the East, we may say that modern Europe has yet given birth to none.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)