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Eastern Front
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Eastern Front

The topography of the Eastern Front differed markedly from that of the Western Front. For one thing, it was twice as long as the Western Front, stretching in an irregular line from the southeast corner of the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea – including the Bulgarian Front and all the way to the Aegean Sea. Although the terrain was mainly gently rolling, or else flat and forested, the Carpathian Mountains along the Polish and Hungarian borders could pose a significant obstacle for military movements. Moreover, the Pripyat Marshes occupied the center of the Eastern Front. These top…

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Stone, Norman, “Eastern Front”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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