an account or anecdote concerning one's personal experiences, especially in military combat, during a war.
Informal. a story about hardships, ordeals, or adventures one has undergone.
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Origin of war story
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for war story
This is not a war-story, but the tale of the making of a man.Sergeant York And His People|Sam Cowan