Theatres of War

The First World War was fought on many fronts spanning a range of geographical regions.

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The Western Front

Muslim soldiers fought predominantly in Belgium and France, but there were also some key battles in Italy.The BalkansIn addition to Greek and Macedonian lands, there were significant battles in Turkey, such as the Gallipoli Campaign, which involves thousands of Muslim soldiers.


Egypt played a major part in the war due to its geographical location and loyalty to the British.


Often forgotten, African countries both on the eastern and western sides of the continent took part in the war, many as French colonies.


Very significant, particularly at the start of the war, there were numerous battles across Asia, most famously in Mesopotamia and Hejaz, but also in Persia, Aden, and some regions of India.

Other theatres of war included Australasia, Russia, and of course, on the ocean.