History Definitions

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FishGeek
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History Definitions
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2013-03-12 02:52:06
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History definitions of WW2
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  1. Define Frontline
    The fartherest-most forward position(s) of an armed forces personal and equiptmant generally in respect of marine or land forces
  2. Define D Day
    Allied forces invaded France during WW2 (June 6,1944)
  3. Define VE Day
    Allies announced the surrender of German forces in Europe (May 8, 1945)
  4. Define Blitzkrieg
    An intense military campaign intended to bring a swift victory
  5. Define POW's
    Prisoner of War
  6. Define Conscription
    A compulsory contribution of money to a government during a time of war
  7. Define Homefront
    The civilian sector of a nation at war when its armed forces are in combat abroad
  8. Define Phoney War
    The first 9 months of war were the period of Phoney War, where there was little actual combat. Life for Australians at this stage was fairly normal
  9. Define Treaty of Versailles
    The treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans
  10. Define Policy of Appeasement
    The policy of granting concessions to potential enemies to maintain peace
  11. Define Theatres of War
    The entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations

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