Now featuring Scots in the Great War Living History Society.
LAB: Light Armoured Battery, British unit of armoured cars. LACB: Light Armoured Car Battery, British unit of armoured cars. Lakenpatscher: 'Puddle splasher', German nickname for infantry. LAMB: Light Armoured Motor Battery, British unit of armoured cars. Lance-daffadar : Indian corporal of cavalry. Lance-naik : Indian lance-corporal of infantry. Landsturm : German and Austria-Hungary militia. Landwehr : For Germany, reserve units, for Austria-Hungary the national forces, not the regular army. Larrigan: Canadian waterproof boot. LE: Luft-Einschiess, 'aerial ranging', ammunition which emitted white smoke to assist in ranging other weaponry. Le Prieur Rockets: Rockets attached to aircraft for attacking and igniting zeppelins and other airships. Lea: Luftschiffer-Ersatz-Abteilungen, German balloon units. Leap-frog: Tactic whereby the first wave of an assault hold their objective and a second wave passes them by to attack the second objective. Lehr-Kompagnie : German teaching company. Lewis Gun: An allied light machine gun using a characteristic disc shaped magazine. LFG: Luftfahrzeug Gesellschaft, German plane manufacturer. LFH: 'Leicht Feldhaubitze', German light howitzer. LG: Lewis Gun, a light machine gun. Lifebuoy: British slang for a Wex flamethrower. Lifting barrage: An artillery bombardment which moves forward. Light Duty: Jobs given to the injured and recovering. Limogé : French slang for being relieved of command. Line: The front line. Going 'down the line' was going away from the front, going 'up the line' was moving closer to the front. Linienschiff : German battleship. Listening Post: Sentry post located far forward of the front line. Litzen : Loops of lace on certain German uniforms. Lloyd C-Types: Austro-Hungarian reconnaissance biplane; later models were armed. L of CL: 1. Line of Communication 2. L of C troops were units outside of the normal brigade structure. Löhner C–I: Austro-Hungarian reconnaissance biplane. Löhner L: Austro-Hungarian flying boat. Long horn: Aircraft with skids. Long tom: An artillery gun with a long barrel. Loose: Slang for a thief. LP / L-Pip: Listening Post. LS: 'Licht-Spur', 'Luminous Trace', German armour piercing tracer ammo. LSB: Landsturmbataillone, Austro-Hungarian Landsturm battalion. Luger: The standard pistol of the German army. LVG: German manufacturer of aircraft. LVG B-Type: Series of unarmed German biplanes used for reconnaissance and training. LVG C-Type: Series of armed German reconnaissance and light bombing airplanes. LZ: 1. German manufacturer of zeppelins 2. Start of zeppelin’s code names.