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British soldiers- Tommies

German Soldiers- Krauts, Jerrys, Huns, Tedeschi (Italian term)

Teds (British abbreviated form of above)

Japanese Soldiers- Japs, nips, slants (the term slants reffers to the Japanese people's eye shape.)

American soldiers- G.I.'s (Government Issue) Or For the Real Green soldiers, draftees, Joes, Mac (USMC only)

Italian soldiers- Eye-ties, Goombah (Even though the term was more widly used after the war to reffer to Italian thugs)

French soldiers- Frogs

Polish soldiers-the polls

Russia-Reds, Ruskies, Commies, Ivan.

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The Germans were called the Huns, after Atilla the Hun.

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normally the british soldiers called Germans "fritz" and the Germans called the brits "Tommy"

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