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The long line of battlefields that makes up the Western Front runs through a wide variety of landscapes in south-west Belgium, north-eastern and eastern France.
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life in the trenches
West Front Summary Late during the summer of 1914, train stations all over Europe echoed with the sound of leather boots and the clattering of weapons as millions of enthusiastic young soldiers mobilized for the most glorious conflict since the Napoleonic Wars. In the eyes of many men, pride and honor glowed in competition with the excitement of a wonderful adventure and the knowledge of righting some perceived infringement on the interests of their respective nation.
Many of the combatants of the First World War recorded the daily events of their experiences in the form of a diary.
This section contains summaries of the actions, battles and offensives conducted along the Western Front from 1914-18.
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