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Last edited at 4:56AM on 7/25/2013
Well, a front is a line in which soldiers (on both sides) are stationed in trenches over a large area. Some of the forms of defenses around a front would be barbed wire and minefields. Regarding WW1, I believe one such front stretched from the English channel to France. The Allies (Britain, France, US) were stationed on the west of the front, while the Germans and Austrians were on the east. Think of it as a standoff where the soldiers on both sides maintain their position, until one side is defeated by any number of scenarios (disease, fatigue, loss of equipment, reinforcements, etc).