Would the British Army in World War 2 use the term "After Action Report" to describe a military battle, skirmish, incident?
In the film "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (England - August 1940), a small German landing party conducts a pre-invasion raid on a small English coastal village. The raid participants are driven back to their U-boat by Angela Landsbury & small group of Home Guard men led by retired general. If that general were to have submitted a report to his superiors about this incident, would he have called such a report an "After Action Report"? Or would the British Army have another name for such a report?