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Theatre (warfare)

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In warfare, a theatre or theater is an area where there are many battles. Theatres are bordered by peaceful areas.

Some wars, such as the Franco-Prussian War, are fought in one theatre. Many wars, for example the Seven Years' War have been fought in many different theatres. There were many theatres in World War I and World War II. The Napoleonic wars were the first multi-theatre war in modern times. The use of the word "theatre" for war was first seen in the book "On War" by Carl von Clausewitz.

Theatre of operations[change | change source]

A Theatre of operations (TO) is a sub-area within a theatre of war. The boundary of a TO is defined by the commander who is orchestrating or providing support for specific combat operations within the TO. It means the territory, including adjoining sea areas and air space, in which a war was conducted.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Definitions for Health Care Benefits, Veterans Independence Program, and Long Term Care". Veterans Affairs Canada. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.