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A-10A

A-10A   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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a heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum. Its wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing ability ... More
AA

AA abbr.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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antiaircraft.

AAA

AAA abbr.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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antiaircraft artillery.

Aachen

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Charles Messenger

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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German city situated close to the Dutch and Belgian borders, the scene of the first major battle fought by Eisenhower

Aachen, Siege of

Aachen, Siege of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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Following the death in 1247 of Henry Raspe, who had been the rival of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II,

Aachen, Battle of

Aachen, Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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(October 1944) a World War II battle in which Aachen became the first German city to fall to Allied forces. U.S. forces encircled Aachen and entered to find bitter resistance, despite ... More
AADC

AADC abbr.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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area air defense commander.

AAF

AAF abbr.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Army Air Force(s).

Aardvark

Aardvark   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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a two-seat twin-engine aircraft used as an attack/strike plane.

AB

AB abbr.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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able seaman; able-bodied seaman.

aback

aback adv.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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(of a sail) pressed backward against the mast by a headwind.

abaft

abaft adv.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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in or behind the stern of a ship.

prep. nearer the stern than; behind: the yacht has a shower just abaft the galley....

AB AKTION

AB AKTION   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Nazi codename for the liquidation of Polish intellectuals and other leaders which took place during and after the Polish campaign

abatis

abatis n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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a defense made of felled trees placed lengthwise over each other with the boughs pointing outwards.

Abbas I, Shah

Abbas I, Shah (1587–1629)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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Abbas I reversed the trend of Persia's defeat by the Ottoman Turks and regained much territory lost in the 16th

Abbot, Henry Larcom

Abbot, Henry Larcom (1831–1927)   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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Wounded in 1861 at First Bull Run, Abbot was rewarded for his “gallant and meritorious service” with a promotion to brevet captain. From ...

ABC-1 Plan

ABC-1 Plan   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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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,

ABCA agreement

ABCA agreement   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009

The America-Britain-Canada-Australia Armies Standardisation Program was set up under an agreement signed in 1964. New Zealand joined with observer

ABC warfare

ABC warfare   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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the use or threat of use of atomic, biological, or chemical weapons in war.

Abd al-Qadir

Abd al-Qadir (1807–83)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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Algerian emir and staunch opponent of French colonization. In 1832, two years after French capture of Algiers, he opposed

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