List of abbreviations and symbols

Editor’s Note.—This list does not include standard abbreviations in common usage; unusual abbreviations of rare occurrence which are clarified at appropriate points; and those abbreviations and contractions which, although uncommon, are understandable from the context.

  • AC, Allied Council for Austria
  • A–C, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • ACC, Allied Control Council (for Germany) or Allied Control Commission
  • AFHQ, Allied Force Headquarters
  • AmDel, American Delegation
  • AmPolAd, American Political Adviser
  • CCS, Combined Chiefs of Staff
  • CE, Division of Central European Affairs, Department of State
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • C.F.M.(46), document designation for official papers of the Council of Foreign Ministers, second session, Paris
  • C.F.M.(46)(NY), document designation for official papers of the Council of Foreign Ministers, third session, New York
  • C.F.M.(D)(46), document designation for official papers of the Deputies of the Council of Foreign Ministers, at London and Paris
  • C.F.M.(D)(46)(NY), document designation for official papers of the Deputies of the Council of Foreign Ministers at the third session of the Council, at New York
  • C.F.M.(D)(B)(46), document designation for official papers of the Deputies of the Council of Foreign Ministers, concerned with the Balkan peace treaties
  • Delsec, indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers, or the Paris Peace Conference, at times headed by the Secretary of State
  • Dept, Department of State
  • Emb, Embassy
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • FEA, Foreign Economic Administration
  • FoMin, Foreign Minister
  • FonMins, Foreign Ministers, or Council of Foreign Ministers
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • MRP, Mouvement Républicain Populaire (French political party)
  • MTB, Motor Torpedo Boat
  • M/S, minesweeper
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NE, Division of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA, Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs
  • Niact, night action telegram; communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • P.M., Prime Minister
  • POW, Prisoner(s) of War
  • reEmbtel, regarding Embassy telegram
  • RN, Royal Navy
  • RNVR, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Secdel, indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers, or the Paris Peace Conference, at times headed by the Secretary of State
  • tels, telegrams
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • UNRRA, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USDEL(CFM)(46)(NY) , document designation for the United States Delegation minutes of the meetings of the third session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, at New York
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USNR, United States Naval Reserve
  • V–E Day, the day of Allied victory in Europe, May 7, 1945
  • Yugos, Yugoslavs