All Quiet on the Western Front


noun (German Im Westen nichts Neues),

a novel (1929) by Erich Maria Remarque.

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Cultural definitions for all quiet on the western front

All Quiet on the Western Front

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

notes for All Quiet on the Western Front

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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