Irregular Combatant

A person who engages in warfare outside of the traditional military structure, often operating independently or as part of a resistance movement. Their status and treatment under international law can be complex.

Irregular Tactics

Unconventional methods of warfare employed by irregular forces, often characterized by surprise, deception, and adaptability. These tactics were frequently used by resistance movements and guerrilla fighters.

Irregular Warfare Tactics

Specific methods employed by irregular forces that deviate from conventional warfare tactics, often relying on surprise, ambush, and hit-and-run strategies. These tactics were particularly effective in challenging larger, more conventional armies.

Intercontinental Rocket

A long-range rocket capable of traveling across continents, delivering payloads such as bombs or satellites. While not used during World War II, the development of intercontinental rockets after the war significantly advanced space exploration and increased the potential for long-range warfare.


The sound and effect of bullets being fired from guns, a defining characteristic of combat in World War 2. The constant barrage of gunfire created a chaotic and deadly environment for soldiers.

Gunnery in World War II

The art and science of using artillery and other guns to target enemy positions, vehicles, or aircraft. Gunnery played a crucial role in land, air, and naval warfare throughout World War II.

German V-2 Rocket

A ballistic missile developed by Germany during World War II, the first long-range guided ballistic missile used in warfare.


A small, shallow trench dug by infantry soldiers for protection from enemy fire, often providing cover and concealment for individual or small unit operations.


A tactic involving dropping incendiary bombs on enemy targets to cause widespread fires and destruction, often used against cities in World War II.

Front Line

The area where opposing armies are engaged in direct combat, often characterized by intense fighting and heavy casualties.