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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
  • ACA, Allied Control Authority for Germany
  • ACC, Allied Control Council for Germany
  • AMG, American Military Government
  • Ausdel, series indicator for telegrams to the U.S. Delegation for Austria at the Council of Foreign Ministers
  • BICO, Bipartite Control Office
  • CAD, Civil Administration Division, Office of Military Government (U.S.)
  • CDU, Christian Democratic Union, West German political party
  • CE, Division of Central European Affairs, Department of State
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CGG(B.E.), Control Group Germany (British Element)
  • CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, European Command
  • CSCAD, symbol for Civil Affairs Division, Department of the Army
  • CSU, Christian Social Union, West German political party
  • CTK, Czechoslovak Press Bureau
  • DDSG, Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft (Danube Shipping Company)
  • Delaus, series indicator for telegrams from the U.S. Delegation for Austria at the Council of Foreign Ministers
  • Delga, series indicator for telegrams from the United States delegation to the United Nations sent via Embassy Paris
  • Delsec, series indicator for telegrams from United States Delegations at various overseas conferences concerned with the German and Austrian peace settlements
  • Depinfotel, Department information telegram
  • Deps, Deputies
  • Deptel, Department telegram
  • DM, Deutsche Mark
  • E, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • EAC, European Advisory Commission
  • ECA, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECATO, series indicator for telegrams from the Economic Cooperation Administration in Washington to its missions abroad
  • ECE, Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations
  • EE, Division of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EP, Division of Economic Property Policy, Department of State
  • ERP, European Recovery Program
  • ETO, European Trade Organization
  • EUCOM, European Command, United States Army
  • EUR, Office of European Affairs, Department of State
  • FDGB, Free German Trade Union League
  • FDP, Free Democratic Party, West German political party
  • FMP, Frankfurt (German) Military Post
  • FMPC, series indicator for military messages from Frankfurt
  • FN, Division of Financial Affairs, Department of State
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • G, Assistant Secretary of State Armour
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • Gadel, series indicator for telegrams sent to United States Delegation to the United Nations via Embassy Paris
  • GARIOA, Government and Relief in Occupied Areas
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • Gerdel, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation at the London Conference on Germany
  • IAR, International Authority for the Ruhr
  • IARA, Inter Allied Reparation Agency
  • ICD, Information Control Division, OMGUS
  • ICR–D, document designation for papers prepared by or emanating from the Informal Working Group on the International Control of the Ruhr
  • intel, circular information telegram
  • ITO, International Trade Organization
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JEIA, Joint Export-Import Agency (U.S.–U.K. Zones of Occupation in Germany)
  • JFEA, Joint Foreign Exchange Agency (U.S.–U.K. Zones of Occupation of Germany)
  • KPD, Communist Party of Germany
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • LDP, Liberal Democratic Party, German political party
  • Legtel, Legation telegram
  • MA, Military Attaché
  • Martel, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State while en mission abroad
  • MG, Military Governor or Government
  • MGMP, Document designation for papers prepared in connection with meetings between the U.S., U.K. and French Military Governors and the Ministers President of the Western zones of occupation
  • MILGOV, Military Governor (or Military government)
  • Mil Sec Board, Military Security Board
  • MinPres, Minister President (or Ministers President)
  • MP, Minister President (German)
  • MRP, Mouvement républicain populaire, French Catholic progressive party
  • MSB, Military Security Board
  • mytel, my telegram
  • Niact, night action telegram; communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • O, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Occupied Areas
  • OE, Division of Occupied Areas Affairs, Department of State
  • OEEC, Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OFD, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State
  • OMGUS, Office of Military Government in Germany (U.S.)
  • ourad, our radio message
  • ourtel, our telegram
  • P, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
  • POL, Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants
  • PolAd, Political Adviser
  • PPS, Policy Planning Staff
  • PRL, Parti républicain de la liberté, a minor conservative French political party
  • refmytel, reference my telegram
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • reourads, regarding our radio message
  • Reps, Representatives
  • RepSec, series indicator for telegrams from the Special Representative in Europe for the E.C.A. to the Secretary of State
  • Repto, series indicator for telegrams from the mission of the U.S. Special Representative in Europe for the Economic Cooperation Administration
  • reurad, regarding your radio message
  • reurniact, regarding your night-action telegram
  • reurtel, regarding your telegram
  • Ruhrto, series indicator for telegrams from London regarding the London Conference on the Ruhr, November–December 1948
  • SANACC, State – Army – Navy – Air Force Coordinating Committee
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • Secdel, series indicator for telegrams to United States Delegations at various overseas conferences and meetings concerned with the German and Austrian peace settlements
  • SED, Socialist Unity Party in Germany; the Communist Party in East Germany
  • SMA, Soviet Military Administration in Germany
  • SMAD, See SMA
  • SPD, German Social Democratic Party
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SWNCC, State–War–Navy Coordinating Committee
  • SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • TANJUG, Telegraph Agency of New Yugoslavia
  • TASS, Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
  • telecon, telecommunication conference
  • Telmar, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State while en mission abroad
  • ToRuhr, series indicator for telegrams to London regarding the London Conference on the Ruhr, November–December 1948
  • UDSR, Union démocratique et socialiste de la résistance, a minor French political party
  • UKDel, United Kingdom Delegation
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USFA, U.S. Forces in Austria
  • USIA, Administration for Soviet Property in Austria
  • USMA, United States Military Attaché
  • USPolAd, United States Political Adviser for Germany
  • VDGB, Association for Peasants’ Mutual Aid
  • Warx, indicator for message originated by the Department of the Army
  • WE, Division of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • WEEKA, weekly telegraphic summary report prepared by a mission on political, military, and economic matters in a country
  • WX, see Warx
  • Zentrum, Center Party (in Western Germany)