Allies At the outbreak of World War I, Great Britain, France, and (until it dropped out of the war late in 1917) Russia. Japan played a minor Allied role; Italy joined in 1916, and the United States joined in April 1917.
amphibious assault An attack in which ground forces are transported to the battlefield by ships and are deposited on shore by various landing craft. The land action of most amphibious assaults is supported by naval artillery bombardment from battleships or other warships.
annexation The formal act of incorporating one political unit or nation into another.
ANZAC Acronym for the Australian-New Zealand Army Corps; ...