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Words of War — Solution

A tank, which was used by the British for the first time at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on September 15, 1916, got its name:

B. Because workers who assembled the first one in secret were told they were working on a new kind of portable water tank

KP, the term for doing kitchen chores and cleanup, originated:
A. As an abbreviation for the army's "kitchen police"

A dog tag, a metal identification badge worn around the neck to distinguish someone in case of injury or death, was called this because:
B. It resembled the license tag on a dog's collar

Doughboy, as a term for American soldiers, was first used during the Civil War, but it came into wide use during World War I. It came from:
A. A small, globular, fried biscuit served to sailors that was similar to the buttons on Civil War uniforms
B. The practice of U.S. infantrymen of cleaning their white belts with pipe clay, or "dough"
C. The word adobe, which was used in the Southwest to refer to soldiers who were quartered in adobe buildings
D. All of the above

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