Life and Death in the Great War
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The Western Front

From the end of the First Battle of Ypres, at the end of the Race to the Sea, until the last few months of the summer of 1918, the Western Front consisted of a relatively static line of trench systems which stretched from the coast of the North Sea southwards to the Swiss border.


The principal adversaries on the Western Front, were Germany to the East against France and the United Kingdom to the West, with sizable contingents taken from the Allied empires, especially the British Dominions. The United States entered the war on the side of the Entente Powers in 1917.

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