land·​sturm | \ ˈläntˌshtu̇rm \
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Definition of landsturm

1 : a calling out of the militia : a general levy in time of war

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History and Etymology for landsturm

German, originally, call to arms rendered by storm-warning bells, from land land (from Old High German lant) + sturm storm (from Old High German)

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“Landsturm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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