home front

home front
.home 'front
n [singular]
the people who stay and work in their own country while others go abroad to fight in a war
on the home front
The film is set on the home front in 1943.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Home front during World War II — U.S. Government Publicity photo of American machine tool worker in Texas. The home front covers the activities of the civilians in a nation at war. World War II was a total war; homeland production became even more invaluable to both the Allied… …   Wikipedia

  • Home Front Command — The Israeli Home Front Command is a relatively recent Israel Defense Forces regional command, created in February 1992 following the Gulf War, which was the first war since the 1948 Arab Israeli War where the Home Front faced a significant threat …   Wikipedia

  • home front — noun Date: 1919 the sphere of civilian activity in war …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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