• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Landwehr That part of the army, in Germany and Austria, which has completed the usual military service and is exempt from duty in time of peace, except that it is called out occasionally for drill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n landwehr In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, etc., that part of the organized national forces of which continuous service is not required except in time of war. The landwehr corresponds indirectly to the militia of Great Britain and the United States. In Germany it consists of men who have served in both the regular army and the reserves. It possesses a complete military organization, but is not called out in time of peace, unless at intervals for practice. In time of war or other national danger the landwehr is summoned in two levies: first, those from 27 to 32 years old, who take the place of the reserves; second, those from 32 to 39, who are assigned to garrison duty. The time of service in the landwehr is fixed at 5 years in the first levy, and until the age of 39 in the second levy. The landwehr of Austria comprises those who have served 3 years with the colors and 7 in the reserve, the time of service in the landwehr being fixed at 2 years. The Swiss landwehr comprises all men capable of bearing arms from the age of 32 to 44. The term landwehr is often applied to bodies of militia similarly constituted in other countries: as, the Bulgarian or Servian landwehr.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Landwehr länt′vār a military force in Germany and Austria forming an army reserve.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G., fr. land, land, country + wehr, defense
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger., land, land, wehr, defence.


In literature:

Among them was a German prisoner, an elderly man, belonging to the Landwehr; in private life a photographer.
"All Roads Lead to Calvary" by Jerome K. Jerome
For six weeks the Landwehr, or militia, has been in camp in various parts of Bavaria.
"Saunterings" by Charles Dudley Warner
How well he seems to have behaved at Jena with those two Landwehr regiments.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
After the men had served ten years with the army and in its reserve they were included in the Landwehr for another two years.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Landwehr, antiquity of the, i.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
The beginning of the Landwehr dates from the sixteenth century.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
The equipment of the Landwehr was ended, the artisan had everywhere worked for his King and Fatherland.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
The Landwehr wants officers.
"Regina or the Sins of the Fathers" by Hermann Sudermann
The first three cross the Spree and the last two the Landwehr Canal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
My husband had to go out with the Landwehr, and our two best men as well.
"The Breaking of the Storm, Vol. I." by Friedrich Spielhagen

In news:

Mike Landwehr of Waukee, Iowa, took the photo on a recent visit to the islands and posted it to our World Gallery.
Tips from the Certified Horsemanship Association's Christy Landwehr on how to fit a helmet for horseback riding .
Landwehr , Straube named Senior CLASS candidates.
AMES (ISU) — Cyclones Alison Landwehr and Jamie Straube are two of 30 volleyball candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Thursday.
Services for Randy Landwehr , 61, of Princeton, were April 22 at Morgan's Funeral Home with the Rev.
Landwehr died April 18 at his home following a long illness.
Can Landwehr Move the DNR Forward.
Tom Melius (FWS Midwest Regional Director) discusses waterfowl status with MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr .
From Moose to Mussels, Landwehr Has Work To Do.
An Oct 10, 2009, wedding at Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia is planned by Katie Edlund and Sean Landwehr .
Parents of the engaged couple are Craig and Sandy Edlund of Columbia and John and Catherine Landwehr of St Charles.
She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Landwehr of Princeton.
Tips from the Certified Horsemanship Association's Christy Landwehr on how to fit a helmet for horseback riding.
Dayton noted Landwehr's insider's knowledge and outsider 's perspective of the agency.
"I believe that Tom Landwehr has the years of experience in resource conservation and management, as well as 17 years of service in the DNR, to bring strong leadership to that vitally important agency," Dayton said.