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SHAEF

(ʃeɪf)
(in World War II) n, acronym for
1. (Historical Terms) Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces
2. (Military) Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces
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At SHAEF, Taylor learned that the 4th Armored Division had just reached Bastogne and had evacuated the American wounded.
During the meeting, Shaef welcomed the Chinese delegation and projects the company would carry out in the governorate, noting that Yemeni investment law provides many facilitation to investors.
Once that occurred, the name of Jacob Devers was sure to vie with those of his SHAEF colleagues for worldwide recognition.
(42.) "Table--Estimated Casualties," April 8, 1944, File SHAEF 370-05 MED, Record Group 331, Entry 65, Stack Area 290, Row 7, Compartment 34, Shelf 4, Box 3 (College Park, M.D.: National Archives of the United States).
Significantly, SHAEF and SFHQ vastly underestimated the number of French who wanted to end the German occupation and replace the Vichy government.
First, a SHAEF directive called for civil affairs officers to focus more on movable objects and specifically to protect "objects or documents of cultural, artistic, archaeological or historic value[.]" (68) The Allied military instructions and orders also no longer relegated positive measures solely to the civil affairs officers.
By September 1945 General Dwight Eisenhower, then supreme commander of the SHAEF, "reacting to a groundswell of opposition within the military, as well as to the dictates of his own conscience, requested the State Department to re-examine the whole question." By December, the military had formally announced that transfers would be limited to Soviet soldiers and known collaborators, ensuring that the broader Soviet civilian population would not be returned (Elliott 1973, 272-73).
He appointed French General Pierre Koenig as commander of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI), reporting to SHAEF. FFI first consisted of the Free French Forces in exile but added Resistance forces en route to liberating France, reaching more than 200,000 members by fall 1944.
In Aden, the price limit for a kilo of bread was set at YR190 ($0.88) by former governor Abdulkarim Shaef in October.
(3) Stagg was the SHAEF chief meteorologist and predicted unfavourable weather for the planned D-Day of June 5, 1944, so General Eisenhower postponed the operation until the next day.
and disseminated by SHAEF, February 26, 1944, WO 219/1867, The National Archives.
Eisenhower's headquarters (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, SHAEF), and to an unnamed officer attached to the Division of Psychological Warfare.