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The Western Front

In 1917 a British tank crosses a trench on the Western Front.
In 1917 a British tank crosses a trench on the Western Front.
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The Western Front in France and Belgium was the main theatre of action during the First World War and was the scene of heavy fighting throughout.

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Further reading

  • Brown, M., new ed., The Imperial War Museum Book of the Western Front (London: Pan Books, 2001)
  • Evans, M., 1918: The Year of Victories (London: Chartwell Books, 2004)
  • Harris, J.P., Amiens to the Armistice (London: Brassey's, 1998)
  • Liddle, P.H., Passchendaele in Perspective. The Third Battle of Ypres (London: Leo Cooper, 1997)