Was the frontline divided into battle zones? What was the point of this?
Very interesting link for the Location of the 1914-1918 Battlefields of the Western Front
"...Our map illustrates the battlefield sectors of the 1914-1918 Western Front. The line of battlefields ran through a wide variety of landscapes from its northern end in the dunes of the West Flanders Belgian coast to the frontier crossing at the village of Pfetterhouse on the Swiss-German (Alsace) border. The Franco-German border east of Belfort and St. Dié is shown on this map as it was in 1914 when war broke out."
This is a really interesting
" – clicking on the shaded areas. Click on a shaded area for the location of the battle sector and a brief comment. Some of the battle sectors are expanded with detailed information pages about the battles fought there, listings of cemeteries, memorials, museums, battle sites, events and visitors..."
by ral104 moderator, scientist
I'm not quite sure what the reference is here, Erik, but certainly the front line was divided up into sectors of various sizes, assigned to units from whole armies, to divisions, brigades and battalions.