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From The Great War 1914-1918

Combatant: A general term to designate those who take part in actual fighting and carry arms, as distinguished from civilians and such followers of an army as surgeons, nurses, chaplains, grooms, etc. [1] The opposite of combatant is Non-Combatant.

See also Belligerents.

References / notes

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.139.
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