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Flak
Flak Posted on [05/08/2016] à 13:08

I was reading through the Sainte-Mere Eglise campaign book, and stumbled upon this line. "…just as many were picked off by German Flak (Shirt for Flakartillerie; yep, that's the etymology behind the well-known term for anti-aircraft defense)"


Minor point, but this statement is wrong. Flak is the abbreviation for the word Flugzeugabwehrkanone, just as Pak is for Panzerabwehrkanone


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