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  Western Front (World War II) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fighting on the Western Front was preceded by the Phony War.
For almost two years, there was no land-fighting on the Western Front with the exception of commando raids and the guerrilla actions of the resistance aided by the SOE and OSS.
The Breskens pocket on the southern bank of the Scheldt was cleared with heavy casualties by Canadian and Polish forces in Operation Switchback, during the Battle of the Scheldt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Front_(WWII)   (2137 words)

 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.
The principal adversaries on the Western Front, who fielded armies of millions of men, were Germany to the East against a western alliance to the West consisting of: France and the United Kingdom with sizable contingents from the British Empire and British Dominions.
The Western Front of World War II was generally restricted to the same geographic regions as during World War I. During the war the front moved much further, as far West as the English Channel and as far East as line which would become the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/w/we/western_front.html   (720 words)

 Western Front (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Western Front, a front to the West of Germany during World War I and World War II.
Soviet Western Front, an army group of the Soviet Union.
All Quiet on the Western Front, an anti-war novel about World War I.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Front_(disambiguation)   (148 words)

 European Theatre of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kursk was the last major offensive by the German Army on the eastern front.
It should also be mentioned that the Soviets took virtually no part in the great naval campaigns of the war, had a very limited effect on the strategic bombing offensive, and contributed very little to the defeat of Japan.
The cold winter of 1944 combined with a poor situation for the Allies led to a stagnant situation on the western front.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Theatre_of_World_War_II   (4704 words)

 BookRags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays
In Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, the main character, Paul Bäumer, is greatly affected by two minor characters in the story: Corporal Himmelstoss and soldier Franz Kemmerich.
In "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque, Paul and his comrades become separated from society as World War I soldiers and begin to rely on their basic survival instincts.
The novel All Quiet on the Western Front central struggle is the survival of Paul.
www.bookrags.com /essay/All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front   (1298 words)

 All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Directed by Lewis Milestone.
All Quiet on the Western Front may be the definitive anti-war film, not for the Great War alone, but all wars.
When it was published in 1929, it swiftly became the best selling novel of the 20th century, although the complete text was not available in the US until 1975.
www.moviediva.com /MD_root/reviewpages/MDAllQuietWesternFront.htm   (1846 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
The view in Washington at that time was that Western powers ought not to do anything that might aggravate the political situation in Tokyo, but Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson subsequently became convinced that there ought to be some general assertion of opposition to Japanese aggression.
Informing the Western governments that he would postpone his deadline until October 1 (the date fixed by his original plans), he agreed to accept the duce's suggestions.
The Western powers were still desirous of having the USSR on their side.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_2.html   (11867 words)

 AVault | PC | WWII Fighters Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
With three of the most noted WWII simulations on the market, the competition for your sim dollar is fierce.
The game takes place in 1944 on the Western Front at the end of the war, during the Battle of Ardennes, also known as the Battle of the Bulge.
There are seven different interviews in all, each featuring a different WWII ace pilot talking about the aircraft he flew, and there are even two interviews with German pilots.
www.avault.com /reviews/review_temp.asp?game=wwii&page=1   (519 words)

Fate of Jews during WWII: large round-ups of Jews, deportations, and forced labor, execution and plunder.
Fate of the Jews during WWII: were unharmed by the German invasion in 1943.
During WWII, when it was still a British colony, Britain decided to deport illegal immigrants in Palestine to Mauritius.
www.u.arizona.edu /~shaked/Holocaust/lectures/lec12b.html   (7532 words)

 The Avalon Project : The British Bluebook
BECK requested French Ambassador and me to see him to-day and points out while the Polish army was sternly resisting the German attack it found itself much hampered by German superiority in the air.
It was possible for German Air Force to throw whole of their weight on this front at present, and he very discreetly suggested it was essential that there should be some diversion as soon as possible in the West.
I trust I may be informed at the earliest possible moment of our declaration of war and that our air force will make every effort to show activity on western front with a view to relieving pressure here.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/wwii/bluebook/blbk115.htm   (212 words)

 Western Front Association Contributed Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is entirely understandable that the Great War enthusiast may drift away from the Great War exhibits to experience sensations such as the awe of standing beneath the amazing bulk of the British Avro Vulcan B2 Bomber of the Cold War era (1945-1990) in the Bomber Hall.
Another of many sources amazement that are to be experienced amongst the exhibits, is the larger size of the WWII (19139-1945) Avro Lancaster1 Heavy Bomber when compared with that of the American equivalent, the Boeing B17G (Flying) Fortress Heavy Bomber.
Also, a careful examination of the almost entirely wooden airframe of the WWII de Havilland Mosquito B35 Light Bomber (Milestones of Flight Hall) is warranted.
westernfront.co.uk /thegreatwar/articles/sourcesofinfo/rafhendon.htm   (1193 words)

 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Forget everything you thought you knew about "old-time" moviemaking, and ignore every prejudice you feel toward that era; this movie blasts its way through those generational concerns and stays gripping and vibrant after 70 years.
All Quiet On the Western Front appears in its original theatrical aspect ratio of approximately 1.33:1 on this single-sided, single-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Although All Quiet On the Western Front is clearly a flawed DVD, I still have to recommend it because of the quality of the movie itself.
www.dvdmg.com /allquietonthewesternfront.shtml   (1998 words)

 Game Caravan Boardgames Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
At 5:30am, December 16, 1944, this 85-mile-long sector erupted into what would be the largest, most costly campaign on the Western Front in WWII.
During the first week of the battle, three German armies attacked vigorously and relentlessly in an attempt to reach the Meuse River, the major geographical obstacle between them and the great port of Antwerp on the northern coast of Belgium.
On December 22, Patton's Third Army began attacking the German southern flank north of Arlon, and on the 23rd, the weather finally cleared, allowing Allied air supremacy to be re-asserted over the battlefield.
www.gamecaravan.com /qBoardgamesDetails.asp?key=1311&Era=WWII   (254 words)

 Panzer General 3D Assault - Features Page
Fight as the American, British, German, or French forces in multiple campaigns on the Western Front.
Without compromising the depth and playability of it's critically acclaimed predecessor, the new 3D graphics of Panzer General 3D Assault will give you a realistic look-and-feel that is unprecedented in strategy games.
Fight as the British, American, German or French in 8 campaigns in WWII's Western Front, including North Africa.
www.panzergeneral.com /pzg3d/features.html   (206 words)

 Western Front Association - Len's Bookshelf, Non-Fiction, Current-2004-05
Wilson was BEF liaison to the French Army and Western Front corps commander before replacing Sir William Robertson as Chief of the Imperial General Staff in February 1918.
Sections on political movements, the French army, the mutinies and the use of colonial troops on the Western Front are of particular interest as are chapters on the impact of the war on domestic politics and the postwar peace process.
Of particular interest to Western Front Association members is Coffman's analysis of the colonial Army's experience in the Philippines and later on the Western Front, as well as the postwar army.
www.wfa-usa.org /new/lens_new.htm   (11364 words)

 WWII Fighter Pilot for PC - Technical Information, Game Information, Technical Support - Gamespot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is a war game from Ubisoft.
Air Conflicts is an arcade style WWII sim, with a historical timeline and authentic planes.
If you're a longtime flight sim fan and are eager for another visit to the western front, Combat Flight Simulator 3 is a reasonable choice.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/wwiifighterpilot/tech_info.html   (153 words)

 Battlefront.com Discussion Forums: more machinegun follies-- yet another call for a fix
If Enemy infantry approach from the front or left, they will have to come over the lip of the dell and there is no cover for 80m to my house-- where I plan to shred them WWI-style, as they will be unsupported in the open.
The 200m front I mentioned above could only be acheived by a 3-squad platoon, and here I would feel real danger to my MG house.
Of course, after WWII (and even during) this is the direction they moved: from 1 to 2 MGs per squad, and smaller squads.
battlefront.com /cgi-bin/bbs/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=16;t=018079   (4931 words)

 Great Battles on the Western Front 2 DVD Set, WWII - SHOP.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Great Battles on the Western Front 2 DVD Set, WWII
Great Battles on the Western Front From the events that led to World War II to the fight for air supremacy in the Battle of Britain, to the immense confrontations of the battle of Russia and the African desert campaigns, you'll find it all brought...
All other designated trademarks, copyrights and brands are the property of their respective owners.
www.shop.com /op/aprod-p35810152   (229 words)

 Military History Online - WWII Home
As World War Two in Europe came to a close in the first days of May 1945, more than just the end of the war was at hand.
For over six long years, the people of western Czechoslovakia had lived under Nazi tyranny - longer than any other people subjugated by Nazi Germany.
Third Army was about to bring an end to western Czechoslovakia's long years of Nazi occupation and oppression.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii   (1888 words)

 Old News Headlines #1 (2002)
Western European customers wanting the PC version will be able to purchase CMBB through their local software retailers.
We are proud to announce that Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin (CMBB), a realistic 3D WWII ground combat simulation of warfare on the Eastern Front, from 1941 to 1945, will be released for the PC and Mac by September 20th, 2002.
While already available via the Battlefront.com webstore for over a year now, the original Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord was released recently for the PC to retail stores and online via their own website in France, Finland and the UK by Battlefront's European distribution partner CDV Software Entertainment.
www.battlefront.com /archives/oldnews2.html   (5315 words)

 Panzer General 3D Assault
Your strategic command decisions will determine the power of your forces.
Promote, dismiss or reassign your commanders to build the most powerful units in all of WWII.
* Fight as the British, American, German or French in 8 campaigns in WWII's Western Front, including North Africa.
www.tradelair.com /displaydetailstl.php?software=2277&af=5780'   (191 words)

 WWII Maps, Stats, Timelines
More timelines available on specific topic pages found on my Main WWII page.
MAPS: WWII Eastern Front 1941 - 1942-1943 - 1943-1945
MAPS: WWII Pacific Theater 1941-1942 - 1942-1943 - 1944-1945
www.teacheroz.com /WWIImaps.htm   (299 words)

 European Theater - The Western Front (After August, 1944)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
European Theater - The Western Front (After August, 1944)
Western Front terrain map - Patton's 3rd Army - Saar area - 11/25/44 -158K
The Battle of the Belgian Bulge - December, 1944 - 282K
baby.indstate.edu /gga/gga_cart/gecar165.htm   (133 words)

 eHistory.com: World History
After the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944-January 1945, it would not be long until Germany would be conquered and forced to capitulate.
On the Western Front, the allies continued their offensive toward the German Fatherland.
On the Western Front, the Soviet Army continued its offensive that began after the Battle of Kursk in 1943, which resulted in the capture of Berlin on May 2, 1945, two days after Hitler committed suicide.
ehistory.osu.edu /wwii/interactive/f03.cfm   (121 words)

 Western Front: Elite Edition - from CDAccess.com
TalonSoft's West Front: Elite Edition covers platoon-level combat on WWII's Western Front from 1940 to 1945.
TalonSoft's West Front: Elite Edition provides detailed, historically accurate units and organizations for 14 different nationalities, including American, Commonwealth, German, 1940 French, Vichy French, Greek, Italian (Axis and Allied), Belgian, Norwegian, Dutch, and more.
100+ scenarios spanning the length of the war on the Western Front
www.cdaccess.com /html/pc/westfree.htm   (349 words)

 Amazon.com: All Quiet on the Western Front (Cliffs Notes): Books: Erich Maria Remarque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
In CliffsNotes on All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque takes you inside the gruesome realities of World War I through the eyes of Paul Baumer, a sensitive teenager and typical infantryman in the German army.
"He fell in October 1918, on a day that was so quiet and still on the whole front, that the army report confined itself to the single sentence: All quiet on the western Front."
www.amazon.com /Quiet-Western-Front/dp/0764586718   (1088 words)

 RochGamers Webpage
Bob Titran and I had arranged to play Dagger Thrust, a game from S&T #233.
Its a what if situation on the Western front in WWII.
What if EIsenhower did not give the airborne army to Montgomery for Market Garden, but gave them to Patton for a thrust from Metz to the Rhein or Ruhr.
www.frontiernet.net /~jurassic/RBS/406AAR.html   (1098 words)

 WORTHPLAYING - - All about games !
Previously only offered for sale online, the special retail version of this World War II game includes more than 100 additional scenarios, improved in-game environments, and new vehicles, uniforms and enhanced sound.
The game takes the player through historical scenarios and campaigns set in WWII's Western front, from the massive allied assault in Normandy to the end of the war in Europe.
As a German or Allied Force Commander, players battle across blockades, tackle a village, drive through the plains, delve into the woods, and slug it out in a city.
www.worthplaying.com /article.php?sid=10822   (240 words)

 WWII in Europe
MAPS: WWII Eastern Front 1941 - 1941-1942 - 1942-1943 - 1943-1945
British WWII Evacuee's Discussion Group - British children evacuated from England during the war.
More on planes and subs on my WWII Air and Sea page.
www.teacheroz.com /WWIIEurope.htm   (960 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
In May the blitzkrieg struck the western front in all its fury.
Within six weeks the British had been driven from the Continent, and the French had been forced to surrender.
The Allies now had the initiative and, with the vast production facilities of the United States in full operation, took the offensive on all fronts.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_1.html   (2128 words)

 Scale Models - IFG, Italian Front Group Publishing & Hobby. Italian WWII military and historical scale modeling ...
IFG is the proud distributor of Criel Model scale models, maker of fine Italian WWII reproductions in 1/35 scale.
Remember when you buy from us using your credit card you get free shipping anywhere in the world by registered mail.
Send mail to ifg with any questions about this web site.
www.italianfront.com /scalemodels.htm   (84 words)

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