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AB AKTION

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Nazi codename for the liquidation of Polish intellectuals and other leaders which took place during and after the Polish campaign. It has been estimated that about 3,500 were killed from...

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ABC-1 Plan

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The outcome of secret American–British–Canadian military discussions in Washington which took place from January to March 1941. The plan, which had already been recommended to Roosevelt as...

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ABDA Command

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Covering Burma, Malaya, the Netherlands East Indies and the Philippines (with the north-western part of Australia included from 24 January), was established on 15 January 1942 to reconcile...

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Abwehr

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

(Ger.: Abwehr, defence),

the German intelligence and counter-intelligence service, 1920–45. The Abwehr served several political masters, being founded, against the spirit of the...

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Abyssinia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Second World War.

Christian-ruled empire in the Horn of Africa and Upper Nile, whose orthodox church depended upon the patriarchate of Alexandria. Muslim expansion during the 7th and 8th centuries disrupted...

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Act of Chapultepec

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — World History.

(1945)

An Inter-American conference, held in Mexico City. The Act of Chapultepec (1945), adopted by 20 republics, resolved to undertake joint action in repelling any aggression...

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Adlertag

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

Was the 13 August 1940, the day Göring started operation ADLERANGRIFF (Eagle Attack), a two-week assault on RAF Fighter Command's aircraft, airfields, and installations as a preliminary to...

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Admin Box battle

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

Fought in February 1944, the first major British success against the Japanese during the Burma campaign.

On 4 February 1944 the 55th Japanese Division, commanded by Lt-General...

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Admiral Harold R. Stark

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

(1880–1972),

US naval officer who, as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), held the highest post in the US Navy at the time the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941. ...

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Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

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(1882–1968),

C-in-C of the US Pacific Fleet which was attacked in Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on 7 December 1941. He was relieved of his command, found guilty of dereliction ...

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