Prewar

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Prewar Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    prewar adj : existing or belonging to a time before a war; "prewar levels of industrial production" [ant: postwar]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Prewar'


The term pre-war or prewar (antebellum) is usually applied to the most recent or significant war in a culture's history.

It is, however, often used for the period before the American Civil War.

Regarding real estate and automobiles, the term refers to buildings from the (late) 1930s in the Functionalist or Art Deco styles.

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  • Shanghai exhibit tells Jewsand#x2019; prewar story
    ST. PETERSBURG — Between 1933 and 1941, Shanghai accepted approximately 18,000 Jewish refugees into the city, helping them escape the Holocaust in Europe. Read more on this news related to 'Prewar'
  • Helen Bamber, tireless activist for torture victims, dies at 89
    Helen Bamber’s father read to her as a child in prewar Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler’s... Read more on this news related to 'Prewar'

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