Demobilization

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Demobilization

 

the transfer of armed forces and entire sectors of the national economy from wartime to peacetime status. Demobilization provides at the end of a war for the reduction of the armed forces to regular peacetime forces by disbanding troop units, headquarters, installations, and institutions formed during wartime, the discharge of surplus personnel into the reserve, and the return to the national economy of property confiscated during mobilization.

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When they were demobbed - shaken but unbowed - the bosom pals drifted apart.
Those guys came back from the most terrible war in the jungles of Burma and were simply demobbed, given a suit and sent back into civilian life - and of course that would apply to everyone who served in the armed forces right through the First and Second World War.
When Phil was demobbed, he and Sybil started the formation dancing and used to travel all over the country to competitions which would have been my dream but by this time at 17, I met my future husband at a dance in the City Hall and when we married we moved into the Vale.
I wrote the following memory of the time I was demobbed from Richmond barracks and returned home to 'My Middlesbrough.
He bought a Rolleiflex camera and after he was demobbed in August 1958 he was determined to pursue a career in photography.
I suffer for this now, but when I was demobbed after about three years abroad I came back by desert-truck to France.
In 1946 Ken was demobbed and so began his lifelong service to the sport of cycling.
On being demobbed I signed on the dole, only to be woken up at 2am to throw grit off a council wagon on icy roads.
Cookes Furniture, which has stores in Birmingham and Christchurch, Dorset, was established by Ted Cooke after he was demobbed from the Navy at the end of the Second World War and is now run by his son, Graham.
After he was demobbed from the 151st Durham Brigade in 1946, Richard returned to his bricklaying trade and built the semi-detached home at Zetland Drive, Whitley Bay, where he and Joan have spent most of their lives.
So the boys needn't worry to much about being demobbed.
He was demobbed as a result of suering from severe shell-shock during his time in Italy, which no doubt explains why he suered with severe depression and mania for most of the rest of his adult life and also probably explains his Goon-like humour which formed the main part of his career after the war.