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Home Front
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Home Front

In today’s usage in English and German (German Heimatfront), in terms of the geography of the First World War, the term signifies the home territory, defined essentially as the civilian sphere, as opposed to the battle zone and in particular the military front. Used in this sense, with the rise since the 1970s of the social and economic history of war as a subject of study, and also the growing significance of approaches based on sexual and cultural history, it has achieved broad currency in th…

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Baumeister, Martin, “Home Front”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 08 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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