One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman whose husband has been killed in war.
- ‘She had her own pension from the Ministry of Defence as a war widow as well as a state pension.’
- ‘A British war widow can expect £26,750 if her husband is killed in action; her US equivalent will get £175,000, and double the monthly payments of her British counterpart.’
- ‘A Vietnam war widow has made an emotional appeal for help after burglars stole her late husband's medals and the birth certificate of their dead baby daughter.’
- ‘In her letter, Mrs Goodrick said: ‘I am a still-grieving war widow whose husband was mown down by a German Panzer division in the Normandy landings in June, 1944.’’
- ‘Evening Press readers are rallying round a war widow who was robbed of her life savings by a heartless conwoman.’
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