[German lahnt-shtoo rm]
- a general draft of people in time of war.
- the force so drafted or subject to such draft, consisting of all who are capable of bearing arms and not in the army, navy, or Landwehr.
Origin of landsturm
1805–15; < German: literally, land storm
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Examples from the Web for landsturm
"If you please," I said, handing him the landsturm certificate.
He gave me a landsturm certificate which was to identify me in case of need.
"Looking at your Landsturm," said Roy with all the deadly calm of his nation.Walking Shadows
Hence His Majesty has ordered the mobilization of the Landsturm.What Germany Thinks
Thomas F. A. Smith
But the Captain of the Landsturm was there to formulate their mute protest.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Vicente Blasco Ibanez
- a reserve force; militia
- a general levy in wartime
C19: literally: landstorm; originally a summons to arms by means of storm-warning bells
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