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Glossary of WW2 terms and abbreviations

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Term Definition
LCA
Landing Craft Assault
LCS
London Controlling Section - British organisation responsible for military security, cryptanalysis and deception operations
Lebensraum
"Living space" - Term used by the Nazis to refer to their plans for territorial expansion, particularly in the East
Lend-Lease
US policy of supplying the Allies with equipment and materials in exchange for payment in kind or return of undamaged equipment following the war.
Liberty Ships
Cargo ships mass produced in the USA from pre-fabricated components
Lichtenstein
German airborne radar used for nightfighting
Lightfoot
Operational code name for the British offensive at El Alamein - October 1942
Locarno Pact
Agreement signed in 1925 by Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland and Czechoslovakia, guaranteeing international boundaries and re-affirming the Treaty of Versailles
LRDG
Long Range Desert Group
LRPG
Long Range Penetration Group
LSD
Landing Ship Dock
LSG
Landing Ship Gantry
LSI
Landing Ship Infantry
LSS
Landing Ship Stern-chute
LST
Landing Ship Tank
Luftwaffe
The German Air Force
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