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by Hans
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Angela Merkel
Replies: 1
Views: 1652

Re: Angela Merkel

Interestingly she was the only so called leader who acted normally - no airs or graces - she actually mixed with the people & showed an interest. Pity there arn't more like her.

- hans
by Hans
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Various terms
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

Re: Various terms

Hi Helmut,
In order:
F = Communications NCO
S = Motor Transport Sergeant or Head Ostler.
W = Arms Storeman
K = Storeman
B = Blacksmith - NCO
W = Ordonance Sergeant
F = Feed [Horses] NCO

Meister, normally denotes a senior NCO.
- Hans
by Hans
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Music
Replies: 10
Views: 6033

Re: Music

Servus Helmut,

The latest from Germany from my cousin [Armoured Div.]:

"Es gibt keinen Unterschied es sind einfach nur zwei verschiedene Namen für ein und das gleiche."

Regards,

- Hans
by Hans
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Music
Replies: 10
Views: 6033

Re: Music

by Hans
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Music
Replies: 10
Views: 6033

Re: Music

Hi Helmut,
I can't let go of this one. Will be e-mailing my relos in Germany in the next day or so. If they don't know ???????????????????????
Regards,
- Hans
by Hans
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Music
Replies: 10
Views: 6033

Re: Music

Hi Helmut, Certainly seems that there is a difference. I've had an idea, but have no idea if I'm on the right track. Spielmanszug is definatelly THE military band, used for military purposes, parades etc. The Musikzug could be the more informal band, ie., the band used for dances in the officers mes...
by Hans
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Music
Replies: 10
Views: 6033

Re: Music

Hi Helmut, Interesting. Checked with all my German aquaintances who still reckon there is no difference. Interestingly enough Musikzug does not appear in any dictionary I possess. That said, like you I have come across both terms in books. Would be interested to know if there is in fact a different ...
by Hans
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Music
Replies: 10
Views: 6033

Re: Music

Nothing. Both indicate a military band.
- Hans
by Hans
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 38
Views: 16338

Re: Goodbye

A reflection of the world we live in.
- Hans
by Hans
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Chaplains
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

Re: Chaplains

Thank you Simon. I do have his records from the Dienstelle & Red Cross. Just thought it would be a nice thing to have his actual POW record as well. Hi Helmut, Uncle was in "Nordland". Not for very long mind you, he was still in the Ausbildung & Ersatz stage when captured on 4 May 1945. Released 31....
by Hans
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Chaplains
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

Re: Chaplains

An uncle, a member of the W-SS never missed mass if he could help it either before, during or after the war, including his stint as a POW in Harwich.
Q.: Is there a possibility of obtaining POW records from the UK? Which archival office is the one to approach?

- Hans
by Hans
Tue May 29, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: How to Piss Off a German
Replies: 4
Views: 5616

Re: How to Piss Off a German

1. I cross roads at red lights much to the chagrin of Pommie mates. :D 2. I don't stare so much as look down on people. 8) 3. I speak English better than any and all Californians and certainly better than Poms. :D 4. I stand up. :beer: 5. I hate asparagus. :x 6. I like upsetting authorities, thus I ...
by Hans
Sat May 12, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Polish Units on the Eastern Front 1939
Replies: 10
Views: 3367

Re: Polish Units on the Eastern Front 1939

Hi MJU,
Great information & certainly helps in piecing together fathers history. Certainly grateful for your valuable input. As always there remain gaps but every little bit helps.

- Hans
by Hans
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Comments on Australian or New Zealand tactics by German Army
Replies: 8
Views: 4239

Re: Comments on Australian or New Zealand tactics by German Army

Whilst not condoning Bennett's action in doing a runner, at least he did show "initiative". As for evacuating British intelligence officers - why? These unworthy gentlemen along with their non thinking generals got it wrong. Too busy sipping and supping at the clubs to bother about THEIR men & there...
by Hans
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Polish Units on the Eastern Front 1939
Replies: 10
Views: 3367

Re: Polish Units on the Eastern Front 1939

Hi MJU,

New information received from WAS[t] today states that my step father served in 6.Batal. K.O.P.
Again thanks for your earlier assistance.

- Hans