secondworldwar.co.uk

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Glossary

Glossary of WW2 terms and abbreviations

There are 303 entries in this glossary.
Search for glossary terms (regular expression allowed)
Begins with Contains Exact term
All | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Page:  « Prev ... 5 6 7 8 9... Next »

All

Term Definition
Menace
Operational code name for Allied operations at Dakar - September 1940
Merkur
"Mercury" - Operational code name for the German air attacks on Crete - April 1941
Message Personnels
System used to communicate with members of the Resistance on the European mainland from Britain by using coded messages broadcast on BBC radio
MI5
British security service responsible for national security matters within the United Kingdom
MI6
British security service, otherwise known as the Secret Intelligence Service, responsible for collecting foreign intelligence relating to national security
MI9
British service responsible for assisting escaped prisoners of war
Milice
Paramilitary police force of Vichy France (Milice Francaise)
Millennium
Operational code name for the RAF bombing of Cologne - May 1942
Mincemeat
Operational code name for British deception operation in April 1943 where false operational plans were planted on a corpse and left floating off the coast of Spain - The Germans intercepted and believed the plans, which gave the impression that an Allied invasion of Greece was iminent, whereas the real invasion was planned for Sicily
Moonshine
British device used on aircraft to fool German radar into seeing far more aircraft than actually existed
MT
Motor Transport
MTB
Motor Torpedo Boa
MTO
Mediterranean Theatre of Operations
Mulberries
Transportable floating harbours constucted from hollow concrete, towed to the D-Day landing sites and used to offload equipment and supplies during the Normandy landings
Nazi
An abbreviation for 'National Sozialistiche Deutsche Arbeitpartei' the NSDAP, literally translated means National Socialist German Workers Party.
Neptune
Operational code name for the Allied D-Day Normandy beach landings - the naval assault phase of Operation Overlord
Nest Egg
Operational code name for the British re-occupation of the Channel Islands - May 1945
NID
Naval Intelligence Division
NKVD
Narodni Komissarat Vnutrennykh Del - Soviet People's Comissariat of Internal Affairs - the predecessor to the KGB, the Soviet internal security organisation
Noball
Operational code name for Allied air attacks on German V-weapons sites in 1944.
Nordlight
"Northern Lights" - Operational code name for the German attack on Leningrad in 1942
Nordwind
"North Wind" - Operational code name for the German offensive in the Alsace - Winter 1944/45
Oboe
Code name for British radio-navigational aid used by RAF bombers
Octagon
Code name for the second Quebec conference between Roosevelt and Churchill - September 1944
OFEC
Office of Foreign and Economic Co-ordination (USA)
Page:  « Prev ... 5 6 7 8 9... Next »
Glossary 2.5 is technology by Black Sheep Research

Quick Poll

Best WW2 Movie?
 

Google News WW2

ww2 - Google News
Google News
ww2 - Google News