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Landwehr

Landwehr ("Land Defence"), a corps in the armies of Germany and Austria, the members of which are liable to military service only in time of war. The Prussian Landwehr was originally organised by Scharnhorst in 1813. At present every German serves in the Landwehr for five years after completing his term of regular military service.