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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
MAAF
Mediterranean Allied Air Force
MAC
Mediterranean Air Command
Magic
Code name for US code breaking operations against the Japanese
Maginot Line
Series of sophisticated French fortifications positioned along France's eastern borders consisting of steel and concrete anti-tank emplacements and pillboxes
MAN
German armed anti-nazi resistance group, named after the MAN engineering works in Bavaria
Manhattan Project
Cover name (actually 'Manhattan Engineer District') for the development of the atomic bomb in the USA
Maquis
Name given to groups of the French Resistance (after a type of foliage in Corsica, behind which resistance fighters on the island used to hide)
Marita
Operational code name for the German attack on Greece in April 1941
Market Garden
Operational code name for the Allied operation intended to establish a bridgehead across the river Rhine at the town of Arnhem in the Netherlands
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