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All Quiet on the Western Front definition


(1929) A German novel by Erich Maria Remarque about the horrors and futility of World War I.

Note: A film adaptation of the novel appeared in 1930. Widely considered the first major antiwar motion picture of the modern era, it won the Academy Award for best picture. A television adaptation of the film aired in 1979.
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