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Reservist   /rɪzˈərvɪst/   Listen

A member of a military reserve.

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"Reservist" Quotes from Famous Books

... great military neighbors simultaneously. There are, moreover, the great money expenditures, and also the burden of universal military service, which, as is well known, requires every able-bodied male German to serve a number of years with the colors, and later to hold himself ready, first as a reservist, then as member of the Landwehr, and finally as member of the Landsturm, to spring to arms at the call of his supreme war lord, the German Emperor. A warlike, militant nation would not long have endured such conditions, but would have compelled a war ...
— New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2 - Who Began the War, and Why? • Various

... sat by the bedside of a wounded sapper—a reservist—and heard the story of life in a signal-box on a branch line in the North of England. The man was dying. I think he knew it. But the zest of his everyday life was still strong in him. He described the manner in which, on leaving the army originally, he had obtained his post on the railway. ...
— Current History, A Monthly Magazine - The European War, March 1915 • New York Times

Words linked to "Reservist" :   reserve, wave, soldier, armed services, military machine, weekend warrior, military reserve, military, armed forces, war machine

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