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War babies

Slang term for the stocks and bonds of corporations in the defense industry.

War Babies

Informal; a term for securities in the defense industry. Examples of war babies include stocks in arms manufacturers or ship-building companies. In or immediately before wartime, war babies tend to be market outperforms.
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Investigating the concept of war baby inevitably raises the question of awareness.
He ordered the revocation of Taylor's citizenship be set aside and declared that the 62-year-old war baby was indeed a Canadian citizen.
PROUD mum Rebecca Lister hugged Britain's first war baby yesterday and beamed: "If only her daddy could see her smile."
A WAR baby was reunited with her siblings after 60 years apart - and discovered that she grew up round the corner from them.
When he was younger and it would have been less hurtful, I did say to him that my generation - the post-Second World War baby boomers - did appreciate what his generation had done for us.
As a war baby I used to be taken to Thayers' deli shop in Wellfield Road, where we bought vanilla ice cream.
War baby Mrs Stoker, who today celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday, remains proud that she was born at exactly 11 o'clock, on the 11th day, of the 11th month - the precise time and date marking the official end of the Great War.
As stories were swapped and memories stirred, Maureen Hart of Haltwhistle - herself a Gilsland war baby - looked on and smiled: "This is a very special day.
A million people died on that journey - I was a war baby. What did your parents do?: They were both doctors.
He added: "When you're a war baby from working class housing estate in Ballymena, you never expected that one day that you'd be going to the palace to accept an award like this.
You can watch a fascinating interview with film-maker Sandi Hughes where she talks about her life from war baby to proud, black, gay scouser.