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World War II Air Battles

The World At War

 

aggression

An unprovoked attack by an enemy

aggression

alien

A foreigner in a belligerent country

alien

ammunition

ammunition

Shells, bombs, military stores

amnesty

A general pardon of offenders

amnesty

annihilate

To reduce to nothing

annihilate

armistice

An agreement by belligerents to stop fighting

armistice

arsenal

A place where naval or military weapons are made or storedarsenal

bandolier

A broad belt worn by cadets across the right shoulder and across the chest with pockets for carrying cartridges g cartridges

bandolier

battalion

amnesty

The main division of an army

battalion

bayonet

bayonet

A short sword fixed on to the end of a gun

bayonet

belligerents

Nations carrying on warfare

Belligerents

besiege

To surround a place with the intention of capturing it

besiege

bivouac

bivouac

An encampment in the open air

bivouac

To camp in the open air without tents or covering

bivouac

bulletin

Official reports on the progress of the War

bulletin

canteen

canteen.

A place where soldiers can buy drinks and other refreshments

canteen

 

A container for drinks

canteen

capitulate

To surrender to an enemy on agreed terms

capitulate

casualties

casualties

The killed or wounded in battle

cavalry

Horse-soldiers

cavalry

commandeer

commandeer

To seize for military use

conscript

A person who is forced by law to become a soldier

conscript

conscription

conscript

Compulsory enrolment as soldiers or sailors

contraband

Smuggling of goods or engaging in prohibited traffic

contraband

convoy

convoy

 

A number of ships travelling together under escort for the sake of safety

demobilise

To release from the army

demob

diplomacy

The art of conducting negotiations between nations

diplomacy

embargo

embargo

An order prohibiting ships to leave the ports

espionage

The act or practice of spying

espionage

evacuate

evacuate

To remove from one place to another to avoid the destruction of war

furlough

A soldier's holiday

furlough

fusillade

A number of firearms being discharged continuously

fusillade

garrison

garrison

 

A body of soldiers stationed in a fortress to defend it

garrison

A fortified place defended by soldiers, cannons, etc.

garrison

guerilla-war

guerilla-war

An irregular warfare conducted by scattered or independent bands

I. E. D.

ied

An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. It may be constructed of conventional military explosives, such as an artillery shell, attached to a detonating mechanism. IEDs are commonly used as roadside bombs.

 

Today, there are an estimated 110 million anti-personnel mines in the ground and another 250 million stockpiled in at least 108 countries around the world. 

infantry

Foot-soldiers

infantry

intern

intern

To keep citizens of another country in confinement

invade

To enter a country as an enemy

blitz

manoeuvre

Skilful movement of ships or troops in order to secure an advantage over the enemy

manouvre

mobilize

mobilize

To make troops, ships etc. ready for war service

neutral

Taking neither side in the struggle, that is, not assisting either of the belligerents

neutral

N.V.G.

nvg

A night-vision device (NVD), also known as night optical/observation device (NOD) and night-vision goggles (NVG), The first military night-vision devices were introduced by the GermanArmy as early as 1939 and were used in World War II

ordnance

ordanance

Heavy guns, artillery and army stores

parachute

An apparatus which opens like an umbrella to enable a person to drop safely from an aircraft

para

 

parole

A promise given by a prisoner not to try to escape if given temporary release

parole

puttees

puttees

A long strip of cloth bound round the foot of soldiers from the ankle to the knee

puttees

reconnoiter

To make an examination or preliminary survey of enemy territory or military objective

reconnoiter

recruit

A soldier recently enlisted for service

recruit

reveille

revellie

Music for awakening soldiers in the morning

Reveille, from the French word ‘reveillez’, meaning to ‘wake-up’, was originally played as a drum beat just prior to daybreak. 

Its purpose is to wake up the sleeping soldiers and to let the sentries know that they could cease challenging. It was also a signal to open the town gates and let out the horse guard, allowing them to do a reconnaissance of the immediate area beyond the walls. 

salvo

The firing of many guns at the same time to mark an occasion, usually seven soldiers fire three volleys for a 21 gun slaute

salvo

volley

A shower of bullets

volley

World War II Air Battles

(Power Point)

WW2 Air

 

The World At War

Reference

 

1300–1200 BCE

 

Trojan War (dates uncertain)

1200–1100 BCE

 

Trojan War (dates uncertain)

800–700 BCE

 

First Messenian War (c. 735–715 BCE)

Lelantine War (c. 720–680 BCE; dates uncertain)

700–600 BCE

 

Lelantine War (c.720–680 BCE; dates uncertain)

Second Messenian War (c. 660 BCE)

500–400 BCE

 

Greco-Persian Wars (492–449 BCE)

Peloponnesian War (431–404 BCE)

400–300 BCE

 

Lamian War (323–322 BCE)

300–200 BCE

 

First Punic War (264–241 BCE)

Second Punic War (218–201 BCE)

200–100 BCE

 

Third Punic War (149–146 BCE)

100 BCE–100 CE

 

Gallic Wars (58–50 BCE)

600–700

 

Jinshin-no-ran (672)

1000–1300

 

Explanation for Student Compendium
File Includes
Abbreviations
A shortened form of a word or phrase. ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal

Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals

Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer

a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).

Opposites = Absent - present

Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious

A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

A partner in crime - accomplice

Words pertaining to the church

A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle

Commonly_confused_words

Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms

Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.

Communication All about communication see also A History of Communication
Computer_terms All computer terms (ASCII, Binary, Unicode)

Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate

Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain

Death

Words pertaining to death

Occurring after death - posthumous

Diminutives

A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William

Cask - casket   

Famous_People

Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers

Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908

Figurative_Expressions

Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage

Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.

Gender

Gender list of male female

Actor - Actress

Geography

Countries of the world and Geographical facts

The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.

Gods

List of gods and goddesses

War - Mars

Government

Australian and UK government with words denoting government

Australian Government

Grammar

Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.

Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.

Human_Relationships

The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues

THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others

Inventions

Alphabetical list of the most important inventions

Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens

Kings_Queens

List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information

EGBERT 827 - 839

Literary

Practical list of  words explained in a sentence or phrase

A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary

Marriage

Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts

A hater of marriage - misogamist

Medical

Medical terms in use today

A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic

Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
Miscellaneous

Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics

All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.

Names

Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth

Various names explained Bird of night - Owl

Nature

Words connected to nature

A four-footed animal - quadruped

Negatives

a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal

That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable

Nouns

Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE  Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.

sit - seat (when to use Nouns)

Numbers

Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd

A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul

Opposites

a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.

Unable to read - il-literate

Other Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list

Any other items that might be of interest

Patron Saints

List of Patron Saints

St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland

Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
Places

A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary

A place where fishes are kept - aquarium

Possessive_Case

The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.

Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor

Prefixes All Prefixes
Professions

List of various professions

The commander of a fleet - Admiral

Proverbs

Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bad beginning makes a good ending.

Quotes

Serious Quotes and some Witty funny one liners

Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!

Sayings

Famous sayings

as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.

Science_and_Arts

List of words used in Science or Art

An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph

Scientific_Terms

Explanation of scientific items like barometer

The science of land management - agronomics

Seven_Wonders

The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations

The Pyramids of Egypt

Similes

Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another.  A simile usually begins with like or as.

Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt

Synonyms

List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another 

abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.

Thesaurus

Understanding words, Incorrect Use of Words,

Thesaurus of Words
:
Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

UrbanMyths The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 
War

Words used in war

Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents

Weddings Anniversary dates and wedding information
Words_to_Verbs

Words shown in noun or verb

strong - strengthen

Zodiac_signs Signs of the Zodiac

 

 

Norman Conquest (1066)

Crusades (1095–1291; sporadically thereafter)

Gempei War (1180–85)

Barons’ War (1264–67)

1300–1400

 

Hundred Years’ War (c. 1337–1453)

War of the Eight Saints (1375–78)

1400–1500

 

Hundred Years’ War (c. 1337–1453)

Thirteen Years’ War (1454–66)

Wars of the Roses (1455–85)

?nin War (1467–77)

1500–1600

 

Count’s War (1534–36)

Araucanian Wars (1541–58)

Livonian War (1558–83)

Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648)

War of the Three Henrys (1587–89)

1600–1700

 

Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648)

Kalmar War (1611–13)

Thirty Years’ War (1618–48)

Powhatan War (1622–44)

Bishops’ Wars (1639; 1640)

English Civil Wars (1642–51)

First Northern War (1655–60)

War of Devolution (1667–68)

King Philip’s War (1675–76)

War of the Grand Alliance (1689–97)

King William’s War (1689–97)

1700–1800

 

Second Northern War (1700–21)

War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14)

War of the Emboabas (1708–09)

Carnatic Wars (1746–48; 1749–54; 1758–63)

Queen Anne’s War (1702–13)

Yamasee War (1715–16)

War of the Polish Succession (1733–38)

War of Jenkins’ Ear (1739–48)

War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48)

King George’s War (1744–48)

French and Indian War (1754–63)

Silesian Wars (1740–42; 1744–45; 1756–62)

Seven Years’ War (1756–63)

Lord Dunmore’s War (1774)

Rohilla War (1774)

American Revolution (1775–83)

First Maratha War (1775–82)

War of the Bavarian Succession (1778–79)

Cape Frontier Wars (1779–1879)

French Revolution (1787–99)

French revolutionary wars (1792–1801)

1800–1900

 

Cape Frontier Wars (1779–1879)

French revolutionary wars (1792–1801)

War of the Oranges (1801)

Tripolitan War (1801–05)

Second Maratha War (1803–05)

Third Maratha War (1817–18)

Napoleonic Wars (1803–15)

Black War (1804–30)

Peninsular War (1808–14)

War of 1812 (1812–15)

Creek War (1813–14)

War of Greek Independence (1821–32)

Padri War (1821–37)

Naning War (1831–32)

Pastry War (1838–39)

Mexican-American War (1846–48)

Crimean War (1853–56)

Bleeding Kansas (1854–59)

American Civil War (1861–65)

War of the Triple Alliance (1864/65–70)

Seven Weeks’ War (1866)

Selangor Civil War (1867–73)

Franco-German War (1870–71)

Acehnese War (1873–1904)

Red River Indian War (1874–75)

Serbo-Turkish War (1876–78)

Anglo-Zulu War (1879)

War of the Pacific (1879–83)

Gun War (1880–81)

Sino-French War (1883–85)

Serbo-Bulgarian War (1885–86)

Sino-Japanese War (1894–95)

Spanish-American War (1898)

Philippine-American War (1899–1902)

South African War (1899–1902)

The War of a Thousand Days (1899–1903)

1900–2000

 

Acehnese War (1873–1904)

Philippine-American War (1899–1902)

South African War (1899–1902)

The War of a Thousand Days (1899–1903)

Boxer Rebellion (1900–01)

Moro Wars (1901–13)

Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)

Pig War (1906–09)

Mexican Revolution (1910–20)

Italo-Turkish War (1911–12)

World War I (1914–18)

Baltic War of Liberation (1918–20)

Russian Civil War (1918–20)

Russo-Polish War (1919–20)

Rif War (1921–26)

Chaco War (1932–35)

Italo-Ethiopian War (1935–36)

Spanish Civil War (1936–39)

Sino-Japanese War (1937–45)

Phony War (1939–40; no actual hostilities)

Russo-Finnish War (1939–40)

World War II (1939–45)

Greek Civil War (1944–45; 1946–49)

Arab-Israeli wars (1948–49; 1956; 1967; 1973; 1982)

Korean War (1950–53)

Algerian War (1954–62)

Vietnam War (1954–75)

Six-Day War (1967)

War of Attrition (1969–70)

Yom Kippur War (1973)

Dirty War (1976–83)

Afghan War (1978–92)

Iran-Iraq War (1980–88)

Falkland Islands War (1982)

Persian Gulf War (1990–91)

Bosnian conflict (1992–95)

Kosovo conflict (1998–99)

2000–

 

Afghanistan War (2001–14)

Iraq War (2003–11)

Syrian Civil War (2012– )

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Explanation for Student Compendium
File Includes
A shortened form of a word or phrase. ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar. Also includes Mnemonics
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal

Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals

Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer

a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).

Opposites = Absent - present

SC005_Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious

A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them

A partner in crime - accomplice

Words pertaining to the church

A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle

SC007_Commonly_confused_words

Similar sounding words with different meanings also Homonyms

Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance.

Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate

Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain

SC013 Death Words pertaining to

Words pertaining to death

Occurring after death - posthumous

SC009_Diminutives

A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William

Cask - casket   

SC010_Famous

Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers

Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908

SC011_Figurative_Expressions

Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage

Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.

SC012_Gender

Gender list of male female

Actor - Actress

SC013_Geography

Countries of the world and Geographical facts

The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.

SC014_Gods

List of gods and goddesses

War - Mars

SC015_Government

Australian and UK government with words denoting government

Australian Government

SC016_Grammar

Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.

Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.

SC017_Human_Relationships

The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues

THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others

SC018_Inventions

Alphabetical list of the most important inventions

Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens

SC019_Kings_Queens of UK

List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information

EGBERT 827 - 839

SC020_Literary

Practical list of  words explained in a sentence or phrase

A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary

SC021_Marriage

Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts

A hater of marriage - misogamist

SC022_Medical

Medical terms in use today

A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic

SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC023_Miscellaneous

Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words, Mnemonics

All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.

SC024_Nouns

Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE  Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.

sit - seat (when to use Nouns)

SC025_Names

Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth

Various names explained Bird of night - Owl

SC026_Nature

Words connected to nature

A four-footed animal - quadruped

SC027_Negatives

a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal

That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable

SC028_Numbers

Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd

A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul

SC029_Opposites

a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.

Unable to read - il-literate

SC030_Patron Saints

List of Patron Saints

St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland

SC031_Places

A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary

A place where fishes are kept - aquarium

SC032_Possessive_Case

The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.

Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor

SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC033_Professions

List of various professions

The commander of a fleet - Admiral

SC034_Similes

Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another.  A simile usually begins with like or as.

Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt

SC035_Proverbs

Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bad beginning makes a good ending.

SC048_Sayings

Famous sayings

as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.

SC036_Science_and_Arts

List of words used in Science or Art

An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph

SC037_Scientific_Terms

Explanation of scientific items like barometer

The science of land management - agronomics

SC038_Seven_Wonders

The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations

The Pyramids of Egypt

SC039_Synonyms

List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another 

abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.

SC040_War

Words used in war

Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents

SC041_Witty Quotes

Witty funny one liners

Someone has glued my pack of cards together...I cannot deal with it!

SC042_Words_to_Verbs

Words shown in noun or verb

strong - strengthen

SC043_Other

Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list

Any other items that might be of interest

SC044_Metaphors

Using images to convey messages

Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated

SC045_Phobias

A list of Phobias that cover a range of topics

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night

SC046_Death
Occurring after death - posthumous
SC047_Thesaurus

Understanding words, Incorrect Use of Words,

Thesaurus of Words
:
Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

SC048_Sayings as afraid as a grasshopper.
SC049_UrbanMyths The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 
SC050_Zodiac_signs Signs of the Zodiac
SC051 Computer Terms All computer terms (ASCII, Binary, Unicode)
SC052 Weddings Anniversary dates and wedding information
SC053 Prefixes All Prefixes
SC054_communication All about communication see also A History of Communication

Please note there are some excellent links to assist with these pages

see at the end for the links for further information. 

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