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Episode 986

Under arms
Tue, 2020-Jan-14 03:03 UTC
Length - 1:37

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With 557,186 views on Monday, 13 January 2020 our article of the day is Under arms.

Under arms describes a state of military readiness (actual or ceremonial). Typically, troops are considered "under arms" when they are in uniform, on duty, and carrying a weapon (rifle, side-arm, or sword), as opposed to being in uniform, on duty, but not carrying a weapon.

Soldiers not actually carrying a weapon but wearing a service belt or web gear associated with carrying weapons may be considered to be symbolically "under arms". Soldiers normally remove headgear while indoors; however, soldiers who are under arms normally wear their headgear indoors, with a few exceptions.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 03:03 UTC on Tuesday, 14 January 2020.

For the full current version of the article, see Under arms on Wikipedia.

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