Glossary of terms

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gallantry

bravery shown by a person who is facing danger, for example when a soldier is fighting in a war

gangrene

the decay in a part of a person's body if the blood stops flowing to it, as a result of illness or injury

garrison

a group of soldiers who guard the town or building where they live

Great Britain

refers to the island of England, Wales and Scotland, and its surrounding isles, but not Northern Ireland - 'Britain' for short

Great War

the term used to describe World War I by the generation that lived through it - also 'First World War'

green line

a line of demarcation between two enemies in a conflict

gross domestic product (GDP)

the total value of goods and services produced by a nation in a year

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