Jargon Buster

What is a bogus map? What does BIGOT mean?

What was SHAEF? What does BARV stand for? What were hedgehogs doing on the Normandy beaches?

D-Day produced thousands of code names, acronyms, abbreviations and many other strange and unusual terms and names!

We have compiled a list of some of the most common terms related to D-Day. If you think something is missing, please let us know.

# 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
"el-alamein"

El Alamein, Battle of

Two battles were fought at El Alamein in Egypt during the North African campaign of the Second World War. The Second Battle of El Alamein led to the defeat of the Axis forces in North Africa. The British Eighth Army was commanded by Field Marshal Montgomery and the Axis forces were commanded by Rommel.