One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A war fought to gain independence for a country or to free it from oppression.‘veterans of the 1970s liberation war’
- ‘We would not have been in the state we are now if there were no liberation wars.’
- ‘We have forgotten those great names who led us to victory in our liberation war.’
- ‘The president gave a eulogy at the funeral of a liberation war veteran.’
- ‘Davidson also wrote extensively about the complex roots of the anticolonial struggles and liberation wars in Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique.’
- ‘Their proposal to put up a memorial plaque to Turkish soldiers who died during the Russian-Turkish liberation war (1877-1878) caused a monumental controversy.’
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