Glossary of terms

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theatre

a large area or region where a war is being fought - can be on land, on the sea or in the sky

theatre of war

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torpedo

a bomb that is shaped like a tube and travels under water

tourniquet

a strip of cloth tied tightly around an injured arm or leg to stop bleeding

tow

a towboat or tug used for pushing a barge or group of barges

transport

a military vehicle, especially a ship or plane, that's used to carry soldiers or equipment

traverse

a protective bank or other barrier across a trench

treaty

a written agreement between countries to show they agree a particular action or to help each other

triage

the practice of sorting battle casualties (sick and wounded people) into categories of priority for treatment

troopship

a ship that carries a large number of soldiers from one place to another

Turk

a person from the principal ethnic group of Turkey or, formerly, the Ottoman Empire; a Turkic-speaking person

Turkey

the centre of the Ottoman Empire; became a republic in 1923