Glossary of terms

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veteran a person who served in the armed forces of their country during a war or peacekeeping mission
Victoria Cross (VC) the highest decoration for gallantry in the face of the enemy awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces
Viet Cong a communist guerrilla force that sought to overthrow the South Vietnamese government, later allied with North Vietnam
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war cry a rallying cheer or slogan shouted by combatants in battle
White Australia policy a term for the Immigration Restriction Act 1901 and its amendments, laws that prevented permanent migration of non-European peoples, especially Asians (mostly Chinese) and Pacific Islanders
wireless a telegraphy system that sends messages over a distance by radio signals
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