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Encyclopedia > Front line

A front line is a line of confrontation in an armed conflict, most often a war. On either side of the front line stand the forces of the various combatants. In modern warfare, due to the broken nature of mechanized combat, front lines rarely form; instead a zone of confrontation comprises a wide band where forces engage in battle. For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). ... An act of war - the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan during World War II War is a state of widespread conflict between states, organisations, or relatively large groups of people, which is characterised by the use of lethal violence between combatants or upon civilians. ... A combatant (also referred to as an enemy combatant) is a soldier or guerrilla member who is waging war. ... For other uses of War, see War (disambiguation). ... The Battle of Waterloo by William Sadler. ...


World War I featured the most clearly defined front lines known to date: the front line in France became marked by dug trenches almost throughout. World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... A ditch with water can be used for drainage and irrigation. ...


The adjective front-line is also used to describe weapons, ships or aircraft that are of the latest fighting standard, or army units intended to serve at the front line. A weapon is a tool used to kill or incapacitate a person or animal, or destroy a military target. ... For online phenomenon of shipping, see Shipping (fandom). ... An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... Army (from French armée) can, in some countries, refer to any armed force (for example, the Peoples Liberation Army of China consists of ground force, navy and air force branches). ...


See also

  • FEBA ("Forward Edge of Battle Area")
  • FLOT ("Forward Line of Own Troops")

Frontline also refers to: Military term used by British forces it is an acronym for Forward Edge of Battle Area. Meaning what is typically referred to as the front line. ... Forward Line of Own Troops in military parlance, is the line of a forces forward-most reconnaissance troops. ...


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About Front Line (447 words)
Front Line was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting Human Rights Defenders, people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Front Line aims to address some of the needs identified by defenders themselves, including protection, networking, training and access to the thematic and country mechanisms of the UN and other regional bodies.
Front Line’s main focus is on those human rights defenders at risk, either temporarily or permanently because of their work on behalf of their fellow citizens.
Human rights defenders at risk (1109 words)
Front Line marked the 8th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders on Saturday 9 December, by hosting a talk by three leading human rights defenders.
Front Line, Deputy Director, Andrew Anderson, paid tribute to the courage of the human rights defenders who continue to work for the rights of others in spite of the extremely hostile conditions they face.
Front Line’s Protection Coordinator for Africa, Natacha O’ Brien, attended the conference and in a speech said: “Journalists play a critical role in the protection and promotion of human rights in the region”.
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