Abteilung
German equivalent of department
Agent provocateur
Infiltrator with aim to discredit group or association
Apostate
One who renounces their religion
Banque Cantonale
Government-owned Swiss banks
Barouche
Horse-drawn carriage in the 19th century
Bayswater
Area of west London in the City of Westminster
Brandenburg
German state surrounding, but not including, Berlin
Cadre
Workers in a group of the Party
Cain
Cain killed his brother Abel, Genesis, The Bible
Catechism
Exposition of doctrine
CD number
Diplomatic service number plates
Charles de Gaulle
French President 1959-1969
Checkpoint
Crossing point through the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin 1961-1989
CIA
Central Intelligence Agency - USA
Circus
Cambridge Circus in London, and the HQ of British Intelligence located on that intersection
Clovelly
Fishing village on the North Devon coast
Coal Board
National Coal Board, the statutory corporation established to run nationalised coal industry in UK
Colons
French immigrants from Algeria
Comecon
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, an economic organisation covering the former Communist states
Comrade
Stock form of greeting within Communist Party
Daily Worker
Newspaper of Communist Party of Great Britain
DKW
East German car manufacturer
Dmarks
Deutschmarks - currency of West Germany prior to Euros
Douceur
Gratuity; bribe
Dresden
Town in Saxony, formerly in German Democratic Republic
Engineers
Royal Engineers, British army
Ersatz (coffee)
Substitute
Florin
Pre-decimal British coinage, equivalent to 20p
Force majeure
Clause allowing both parties freedom from obligation
Frankenwein
Wine from the Rhine region
Guilder
Dutch currency prior to the euro
Hitler Youth
Paramilitary organisation with the Nazi Party 1922-1945
IRA
Irish Republican Army
Jena
A town in former German Democratic Republic
Karlsruhe
City in south-west Germany
Kopenick
A borough in the south-east of Berlin
Leiden
City in South Holland, Netherlands
Leipzig
A major town in former German Democratic Republic
Lenin-Allee
Lenin Avenue, now Landsberger Allee, Berlin
Lien
The right to withold property until debt is repaid
LSE
London School of Economics
National Identity Number
National Insurance Number
North Country
Northern England
OHMS
OHMS (envelope) On Her Majesty’s Service – official government correspondence
Opel Rekord
German manufactured family car 1953-1971
Pankow
Suburb of Berlin, in the former Eastern sector
Peculation
Embezzlement
Pelmanism
Card game that relies on memory
Petit-bourgeois
Lower middle-class
Pillboxes
Military bunkers
Piton
A metal spike used in rock climbing
Polemic
A controversial argument
Pomerania
Region on the south Baltic Sea that stretches between Germany and Poland
Poznan
City in Poland
Praesidium
Permanent committee heading legislative bodies within Communist states
Proselytise
To convert, or to attempt to
Pudeur Anglaise
English decency, here used sarcastically
Quid
One pound
Revanchist
A person wanting revenge
Revolution
Russian Revolution of October 1917
Roneoed form
Duplicated form
Rubric
A piece of text highlighted, in this case metaphorically being the core of the Party's ideal
Satellites Four
A department within the Circus
School Cert
School Certificate, former examination taken at 16, it was replaced in 1951 with GCE O levels
Secretariat
Committee responsible for day to day running of Communist Party
Singles
£1 notes
Special Branch
Unit of the Metropolitan Police dealing with national security
Steinhager
German gin
Stinger
Cocktail made with brandy and white creme de menthe
SUP
Socialist Unity Party
Tempelhof
Berlin’s Tempelhof airport ceased operating in 2008
The Hague
Third largest city in the Netherlands
Trilby
Soft felt hat with a brim
Twenty five shillings
Pre-decimal coinage equivalent to £1.25p
VJ Night
Victory over Japan Day, 14 August 1945
Vopo
Term used in West German for East German police-abbreviation of Volkspolizei, People's Police
Wedding
A district of Berlin
Wermacht
Armed forces of Germany, 1935-1945
Worker State
Soviet Union