Eastern Front was a term used during the First and Second World Wars to describe the battle fronts between lands controlled by Germany and land controlled by Russia or the Soviet Union. A contested armed frontier during a war is called a "front". The Eastern Front of World War II was the bloodiest and largest theater of warfare in history.
There is also a Western Front in World War I and World War II.
Famous quotes containing the words eastern and/or front:
“And not by eastern windows only,
When daylight comes, comes in the light;
In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly!
But westward, look, the land is bright!”
—Arthur Hugh Clough (18191861)
“There is no mystery in a looking glass until someone looks into it. Then, though it remains the same glass, it presents a different face to each man who holds it in front of him. The same is true of a work of art. It has no proper existence as art until someone is reflected in itand no two will ever be reflected in the same way. However much we all see in common in such a work, at the center we behold a fragment of our own soul, and the greater the art the greater the fragment.”
—Harold C. Goddard (18781950)