Definitions for "Eastern Front"
Keywords:  theatre, war, russia, soviet, military
The Eastern Front referred to the area of military operations in World War II located east of Germany in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
Most mobile of the fronts established during World War I; lacked trench warfare because of length of front extending from the Baltic to southern Russia; after early successes, military defeats led to downfall of the tsarist government in Russia. (p. 841)
The Eastern Front of the European Theatre of World War II encompassed the conflict in central and eastern Europe from June 22, 1941 to May 8, 1945. It was notorious for its unprecedented ferocity, destruction, and immense loss of life. It resulted in the destruction and partition of Nazi Germany, the rise of the Soviet Union as a military and industrial superpower, and the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe.