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Term Definition
A-Force
British intelligence organization responsible for deception and espionage in the Mediterranean and Middle East.
A4
Aggregat 4 - earlier name for the German V2 rocket
ABC
American-British-Canadian talks in 1941
Abwehr
Intelligence service for the German Armed Forces - run by Admiral Canaris
Accolade
Operational code-name for Allied attempt to capture the Dodecanese Islands in the Agean.
Acrobat
Code name for British advance on Tripoli in 1941.
Adlertag
Code name for the day of intense German air attack on Britain (Eagle Day) 15th September 1940.
AEF
Allied Expeditionary Force
AK
Armja Krajowa ("Home Army") - The Polish Resistance
Aktion T4
Extermination of mentally ill and handicapped patients by the Nazi authorities. (Named after Tiergartenstrasse 4, the address of Nazi Central Office in Berlin.)
Allgemeine SS
Standard branch of the SS, as opposed to the military or armed Waffen SS.
Allies
Those countries fighting against the Axis powers. i.e. Britain, France, USA, Canada, USSR etc
Altreich
Term used to describe Germany before the annexation of Austria.
Amt Mil
German Army intelligence organization which succeeded the Abwehr
Anakim
Code name for the Allied re-occupation of Burma in 1944.
Anschluss
German annexation of Austria in March 1938.
Anti-Comintern Pact
Agreement by Germany, Japan and Italy to oppose the Communist International organisation
Anton
Code name for the German occupation of Vichy France, November 1942 - later known as Atilla
Anvil
Operational code name for the Allied invasion of the South of France, August 1944.
ANZAC
Australia and New Zealand Army Corps
Arcadia
Code name for the first Anglo-American conference in Washington, December 1941.
Argonaut
Code name for the Anglo-American-Soviet conference at Yalta, February 1945.
Argument
Operational code name for Allied air attacks on German factories in February 1944.
Aspirin
British equipment used for jamming German Knickebein radar
Atilla
Code name for the German occupation of Vichy France, November 1942
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