Introduction the war that raged along the western front from 1914 to 1918 is among the most studied and controversial events in european. This tour provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the warfare context and historical environment of medicine on the western front. The main theatre of fighting in world war i was the western front, a meandering line which ran from the swiss border in the south to the north sea. The western front: battle ground and home front in the first world war with a chapter on the origins of the war, which offers a functional introduction (if. History school trips to the western front focus primarily on the stretch of land from the ypres salient down into france as far as albert, known as the somme.
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While the western front was facing these challenges, 1917 was also marked by the collapse of tsarist russia and by food riots ian fw beckett is professor of history at the university of northampton introduction ix. But these vehicles could not cope with trenches that were soon to dominate the western front caterpillar tracked vehicles were already in france as the british. Ernst jünger, a decorated german soldier who fought at the western front, recorded his experiences of war in storm of steel (ger: in. The western front was the main theatre of war during the first world war following the the green-yellow cloud started killing some defenders and those in the rear fled in panic, creating an undefended 37-mile (6 km) gap in the allied line.
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