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Glossary of WW2 terms and abbreviations

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Term Definition
WAAC
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (USA)
WAAF
Women's Auxiliary Air Force (British)
Waffen SS
The branch of the SS which formed military fighting divisions
Wehrmacht
The German armed forces - headed by the OKW
Weserubung
"River Exercise" - Operational code name for the German invasion of Denmark and Norway - April 1940
Window
Also known as Chaff - metallic foil strips dropped from bombers to give the appearance to German radar of mass formations of aircraft
Wintergewitter
"Winter Storm" - Operational code name for the unsuccessful German attempt to relieve the 6th Army at Stalingrad - December 1942
Wolfschanze
"Wolf's Lair" - code name for Hitler's headquarters near Rastenburg in East-Prussia
WPD
War Plans Department (US)
WRNS
Women's Royal Naval Service (British)
WVS
Women's Voluntary Service (British)
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