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Glossary of WW2 terms and abbreviations

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Atlantic Charter
Anglo-American declaration that stated the countries aims for the outcome of the war.
Aufbau Ost
Operational code name for the German build-up of arms prior to the invasion of the Soviet Union
August Storm
Operational code name for the Soviet invasion of Manchuria, August 1945.
Avalanche
Operational code name for the Allied invasion at Salerno, September 1943
Avonmouth
Operational code name for the Allied attacks in Narvik, May 1940.
Axis
Alliance between Germany, Italy and Japan. Originally the Rome-Berlin Axis (i.e. a North-South line between the two capitals), later became the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis.
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