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by tirola
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Pictures of my Uncle in Uniform.
Replies: 6
Views: 4215

The grave stone says "Grenadier", the lowest rank.

But what is the ribbon that he is wearing? That looks like a EK from WW1 to me. But he wasn't even born then. What is it? Could it be a KVK ribbon?
by tirola
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "Unknown" Eastern Front Novels
Replies: 35
Views: 10277

For those who can read German: I recently finished "Einen Besseren Findest Du nicht" by *** (yes that is the published name)

I really enjoed reading this book. It is about a PaK gunner and has action in Finland, Russia and ends in Hungary.

Great read if you can find it.
by tirola
Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German Nuclear Bomb???
Replies: 38
Views: 6837

All very intresting indeed! :idea: I personally thing that the Germans came pretty close to an atomic bomb. All the rush to develop a system to deliver 4000 kg to Manhatten at the end of the war is a big indicator to me. see http://www.luft46.com 's articles to how it could have worked. Even 50 x 40...
by tirola
Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: 88's being used as artillery pieces for indirect fire
Replies: 24
Views: 5994

I don't think that high muzzle velocity is bad for indirect fire.
The ZIS-3 was also commonly used in that role.
by tirola
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Books about live in the rear areas
Replies: 0
Views: 616

Books about live in the rear areas

Is there any good books (or websites) avalible that deal with rear areas operation (supply, training, etc.) ? Also I would like to find out more about the 'pull to the front' by former front fighters (as read in 'Einen Besseren Findest Du nicht!' by *** or even Steiner) Ettappenhengste (rear area st...
by tirola
Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Podzun divisional books in HB
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Try http://www.sfb.at

This website searches several used book sites.
by tirola
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German basic and advanced training...sources of good info?
Replies: 2
Views: 978

I would look for a "Reibert". The book that details the training for recruits and trainers. They come in all branches of the Heer. With Infantrie the most common of course. They surface on ebay or sfb.at quite often. Make sure you get a war time edition as they are still being made for the Bundesweh...
by tirola
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Offbeat WWII theme movies...
Replies: 13
Views: 2998

Now that you mention it "Fabrik der Offiziere" is another good movie.

Also look for "Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt". It's DDR made (in 1967 I belive) it has the whole career through HJ Flackhelfer, RAD and it has a great T-34 battle in it.

All the movies that I mentioned are avalibe at amazon.de
by tirola
Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Offbeat WWII theme movies...
Replies: 13
Views: 2998

I highly recommend the German WW2 movies form the 1950s

- 08/15 tirlogy.
- "Hunde wollt ihr ewig leben" (released as Stalingrad in the US)
- "Die Brücke" (The Bridge)
by tirola
Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Help required please
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Hmmm. I'm not quite satisfied with Howard's translation, but I don't think mine is any better: I'm in suspense for when he (the Tommy) finally comes. I don't know. Can't get it any better than this. The writer also expresses his preparedness and eagerness to fight the Tommy. I hope that helps. Tirola
by tirola
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: And yet more idiomatic German
Replies: 15
Views: 3160

Rudi, I think in this case the Sie is the formal you.

So the translation would be

You were sent from heaven. Here are the dingies, now cross over.
by tirola
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Humour
Replies: 16
Views: 4121

This is a period cartoon with some english translations.


http://www.hrs.org.nz/Nur%20Kein%20Sche ... ma1-10.htm


It is more funny if you know the differences between Tyroleans/Austrians and seafaring north Germans. :D
by tirola
Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Philately and Currency
Topic: Behelfszahlungsmittel and Verrechnungsschein
Replies: 1
Views: 4995

Behelfszahlungsmittel and Verrechnungsschein

Does anybody have more information about Behelfszahlungsmittel and/or Verrechnungsscheine than this link (in German) provides? http://www.gietl-verlag.de/rundumssammeln/handbuch_gs/handbuch_gs-053a.html And then there is the Reichskassenschein: http://www.gietl-verlag.de/rundumssammeln/handbuch_gs/h...
by tirola
Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Ohhh, those dangling German E's!
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Do you mean e.g.

eine kleine Frau

vs.

ein kleiner Mann

?

If so that is explained with the noun's gender.

tirola
by tirola
Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Incredible German words
Replies: 39
Views: 8860

Nope,

an apprentice = Geselle

a bachelor = Bräutigam

:)