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Glossary of WW2 terms and abbreviations

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Term Definition
H2S
British airborne radar used for identifying and locating ground targets
Herbstnebl
"Autumn Mist" - Operational code name for the German offensive in the Ardennes, December 1944 - Also known as The Battle of the Bulge
HIWI
Hilfsfreiwillige - German Army volunteer forces usually made up of Soviet volunteers
Holocaust
The act of genocide carried out by Germany on the Jewish population of Europe
Huff-Duff
HF/DF - High Frequency / Direction Finding - British radio detection system used to pinpoin the direction of broadcasts from German submarines and ships and thus locate the transmitting craft
Humint
Human Intelligence - Intelligence gathered by spies and informers (as opposed to signals intelligence or SIGINT)
Husky
Operational code name for the Allied landings in Sicily - July 1943
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