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Afrika Korps

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Second World War.

Also the Deutsches Afrika Korps or DAK the German forces commanded by Gen. Erwin Rommel in North Africa from February 1941 to March 1943, when it became a part of ...

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amphibian

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Second World War.

N. a small craft capable of moving on land or water driven by propellers and wheels or air cushion.

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banzai charge

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The name given to an all-out attack by Japanese infantry who advanced en masse regardless of the strength of their opponents or their own casualties. As on Attu, during the ...

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Battle for Germany

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Second World War.

(1945) the final European campaign of World War II, won by the 4-million-strong Allied army, under the leadership of Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower. Despite disagreement over...

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Battle of Guadalcanal

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Warfare and Defence.

A long-running air, sea, and land battle on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in World War II. The Japanese had initially targeted the island as a strategic ...

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battle of Kasserine Pass

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A mountain pass where, on February 20, 1943, American forces attempted to force their way past Gen. Erwin Rommel's German and Italian armored units as part of the Allied effort ...

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Corregidor

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Second World War.

Fortified island situated 3.2 km. (2 mi.) off the Bataan peninsula, part of the Philippines island of Luzon. After elements of Lt-General Homma's Fourteenth Army had landed on Luzon in...

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COSSAC

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Warfare and Defence.

Abbr.Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander; an office established in World War II and tasked with the planning of Operation Overlord.

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Doolittle Raid

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A daring raid of aircraft-carrier launched American bombers on Tokyo in April 1942. Plans for a precision-targeted campaign had to be abandoned at the last minute owing to unexpected...

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double agent

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Warfare and Defence.

Agent in contact with two opposing intelligence services, only one of which is aware of the double contact or quasi-intelligence services.

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