World War One Words Starting With the Letter D
Devil Dogs - nickname given to the American soldiers by the Germans who fought them at Beaulieu Wood.
Diggers - Australian soldiers name for themselves; derives from Australian slang for gold pospectors. Here referenced the fact that the Australians had to dig in to survive shelling at Gallipoli.
Dixie - An oblong iron pot or box fitting into a field kitchen.
Used for cooking anything and everything. Nobody seems to know why
it is so called.
Doggo - Still. Quiet. East Indian derivation.
Doing in - Killing.
Doss - Sleep.
Doughboys - soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force in France.
Duck walk - A slatted wooden walk in soft ground.
Dud - An unexploded shell. A dangerous thing to fool with.
Dug out - A hole more or less deep in the side of a trench
where soldiers are supposed to rest.
Dump - A place where supplies are left for distribution.