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  • 'Allo 'Allo! ( BBC comedy television series )
  • A New Hope ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • A bridge too far
  • A pitched battle
  • Admit defeat
  • Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall ( Spike Milligan book )
  • Agent orange
  • All out war
  • All's fair in love and war
  • An uphill battle
  • Apocalypse Now ( Marlon Brando movie )
  • Armed intervention
  • Armed struggle
  • Art Of War ( Sun Tzu book )
  • Art of war
  • Articles of war
  • Attack of the Clones ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • Ban the bomb
  • Bangers and mash
  • Battle of the sexes
  • Battle of wits
  • Battle ready
  • Battle royal ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Battle stations
  • Beauty contest ( a political contest in which the result is infuenced by personality and image more than by policy )
  • Beauty parade ( a political contest in which the result is infuenced by personality and image more than by policy )
  • Been in the wars
  • Between the wars ( The period between WWI and WWII )
  • Black Hawk Down ( Ewan McGregor movie )
  • Body bag
  • Born On The Fourth Of July ( Tom Cruise movie )
  • Bought the farm ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Breast is best ( slogan of breastfeeding campaign )
  • Brideshead Revisited ( Evelyn Waugh book )
  • Butcher of the Somme ( Nickname of General Douglas Haig )
  • Buy the farm
  • Call of Duty ( video game title )
  • Cannon fodder
  • Carpet bombing
  • Catch 22 ( Joseph Heller book ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Charge of the Light Brigade ( British cavalry charge against Russian army in the Crimean War and title of a poem by Tennyson )
  • Class warfare
  • Clunk click every trip ( Road Safety Campaign advertising slogan )
  • Collateral damage
  • Combat fatigue
  • Combat ready
  • Come out fighting
  • Conflict of interest
  • Conflict resolution
  • Crushing defeat
  • Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Doctor Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb ( Peter Sellers movie )
  • Don't mention the war ( A catchphrase from Faulty Towers )
  • Don't you know there's a war on? ( WWII slogan )
  • Ethnic cleansing
  • Father of The Atomic Bomb ( Nickname of Robert Oppenheimer )
  • Fighting chance
  • Fighting fit
  • Fighting mad
  • Fighting talk
  • Flanders Fields ( tourist attraction in Belguim )
  • Fog of war
  • For mash get Smash ( Cadbury's Smash advertising slogan )
  • Front line
  • Full Metal Jacket ( Stanley Kubrick movie )
  • Gang warfare
  • Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room ( Dr.Strangelove )
  • Germ warfare
  • Get ready to rumble ( prepare to fight or do battle )
  • Go down fighting
  • Go to war
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Had a good war ( to have been successful during a military campaign )
  • Half the battle
  • Hand-to-gland combat ( slang term for masturbation )
  • Heil Hitler
  • Holocaust denial
  • How goes the battle?
  • I have nothing to offer but blood toil tears and sweat ( Winston Churchill quotation ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • I love the smell of napalm in the morning ( Apocalypse Now )
  • I want YOU for the US Army ( World War I and World War II advertising slogan )
  • If you vote for Goldwater, you'll get a war in Vietnam ( Political slogan )
  • In Flanders fields the poppies blow ( from a poem by McCrae )
  • In the heat of battle
  • Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade ( Harrison Ford / Steven Speilberg movie )
  • It is Sun what won it
  • Keep the field ( - continue a military campaign )
  • Kung Fu Fighting ( Carl Douglas song )
  • La Belle Epoque ( the golden age or beautiful era preceding the First World War )
  • Lean mean fighting machine
  • Lest we forget
  • Let battle commence
  • Letter bomb
  • Lions led by donkeys
  • Little Hitler
  • Looks like a bomb has hit it
  • Loose lips sink ships ( World War II advertising slogan )
  • Lord Haw-Haw ( Nickname of William Joyce )
  • Make love not war
  • Make war
  • March from Bridge on the River Kwai ( Mitch Miller song )
  • Masters Of War ( Bob Dylan song )
  • May the force be with you ( A catchphrase from Star Wars )
  • Missing in action
  • Moaning Minnie
  • Monster Mash ( Nickname of Jamal Mashburn )
  • News from the front
  • No contest
  • No man's land
  • Nom de guerre
  • Nuclear autumn
  • Nuclear option
  • Nuclear winter
  • On the warpath
  • Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more
  • Only A Pawn In Their Game ( Bob Dylan song )
  • Open warfare ( engaged in active fighting )
  • Overpaid, oversexed, and over here
  • Peace dividend
  • Pissing contest
  • Recent unpleasantness
  • Return of the Jedi ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • Revenge of the Sith ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • Richard of York gave battle in vain
  • Running battle
  • Sands Of Iwo Jima ( John Wayne movie )
  • Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting ( Elton John song )
  • Shell shock
  • Shock and awe
  • Shooting war
  • Slash and burn
  • Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
  • Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat
  • Spoils of war
  • Star Wars ( Harrison Ford / George Lucas movie series )
  • Stop, Look and Listen; remember the Green Cross Code ( UK Road Safety Campaign advertising slogan )
  • Street Fighting Man ( Rolling Stones song )
  • Suicide is painless ( title of the theme song to MASH tv series and film )
  • Take it to the mattresses
  • Take the field ( begin a sporting event or a military campaign )
  • The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton
  • The Birth of a Nation ( D W Griffith / Lillian Gish movie )
  • The Clone Wars ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • The Cold War
  • The Deer Hunter ( Robert De Niro movie )
  • The Empire Strikes Back ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • The Fighting Cowboy ( Nickname of James Tillis )
  • The Great Escape ( Steve McQueen movie )
  • The Green Berets ( John Wayne movie )
  • The Guns Of Navarone ( Gregory Peck / David Niven movie )
  • The Heroes Of Telemark ( Burt Lancaster / Richard Harris movie )
  • The Iron Curtain ( notional barrier between capitalist West and communist states )
  • The Longest Day ( John Wayne movie )
  • The Phantom Menace ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • The Poor Bloody Infantry ( term used to describe the British infantry in WWI )
  • The Sash My Father Wore ( Irish traditional song )
  • The Shadow knows ( A catchphrase from the crime fighting vigilante )
  • The War Of The Roses ( Michael Douglas movie )
  • The Wild Geese ( Richard Harris / Roger Moore movie )
  • The battle of the bulge
  • The fog of war ( confusion caused by the chaos of battle )
  • The fortunes of war
  • The killing fields
  • The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ( quotation from the Bible - Ecclesiastes
  • The sash my father wore
  • The war to end wars
  • Tittle tattle lost the battle ( WWII slogan )
  • Trench warfare ( combat where troops face each other in trenches )
  • Up in arms
  • Wage war
  • Walking wounded
  • War and Peace ( Leo Tolstoy book )
  • War baby ( someone born during the war - especially the illegitimate child of a soldier )
  • War cemetery
  • War chalking
  • War criminal ( someone who has flouted the Geneva Convention )
  • War debt
  • War driving
  • War eagle ( the golden eagle - used by Native Americans to make headdresses )
  • War footing ( preparedness to fight a military campaign )
  • War game ( a simulation of war intended as preparation )
  • War hero ( someone who acted heroically during a war )
  • War is hell
  • War movie ( a film with war as the subject matter )
  • War of nerves
  • War of words
  • War paint
  • War room ( the place where war plans are directed )
  • War torn ( severely damaged by war )
  • War weary ( tired of conflict )
  • War widow ( a woman whose husband died in a war )
  • War zone ( the area that a war has taken place )
  • Weather bomb ( a rapidly deepening low pressure area causing severe storms )
  • What did you do in the war Daddy?
  • When war is declared, truth is the first casualty
  • You are in a Beauty Contest Every Day of your Life ( Camay Soap advertising slogan )
  • You can't handle the truth ( A Few Good Men )
  • You know it makes sense ( Road Safety Campaign advertising slogan )
  • Your country needs you

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