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by Landserstudent
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: A Sentence and a Word.
Replies: 2
Views: 3048

Re: A Sentence and a Word.

Thank you, Fridgeman! (Ich bedanke mich.) The 'Eierwaeldchen' had a sort of fairy-tale ring to it. I thought of Easter too. It is from a WWII LW Observer's recon report, referring to a small 'copse' of woods I think--so far--it is safe to assume. Thanks too on the sentence. We'll see what still come...
by Landserstudent
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: A Sentence and a Word.
Replies: 2
Views: 3048

A Sentence and a Word.

Hello! I need your input for a sentence and a word from a wartime historic translation. The sentence appears fairly straightforward but has a couple trick words. "Es konnte nur 1/4 Stunden geschossen werden wegen anhaltender fdl. Jagdabwehr." The word I need input on is: "Eierwaeldchen" (the ae is u...
by Landserstudent
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Battle for Konigsberg
Replies: 6
Views: 5111

Re: The Battle for Konigsberg

Thank you for the input. I must kindly ask that my cousin be kept out of this, especially regarding whether his memory is faulty. The inquiry has been mine and mine alone, I take full responsibility for it. Other than the fact he was there in the Kessel, I respect the family and individual courtesy ...
by Landserstudent
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Help needed understanding Uncles information
Replies: 1
Views: 3703

Re: Help needed understanding Uncles information

Hello, and my compliments on your on-going research. "Schuetze" was also considered the word for private rank; I would guess your uncle's "schuetze" time was his basic training time, and the other training stints similar to U.S. military's "advanced infantry training." Thank you for mentioning the P...
by Landserstudent
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: meaning of chevrons on left sleeve ? (Waffen-SS)
Replies: 3
Views: 4324

Re: meaning of chevrons on left sleeve ? (Waffen-SS)

Correct. A certain chevron similar to Gefreiter was worn on the right sleeve; it was to signify the wearer was considered an "Altkaempfer" or "old fighter", a single-chevron stripe distinction created for the longtime members of the Nazi Party. You will see photos of old Nazi supporters like Sepp Di...
by Landserstudent
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Famous photograph, what is his story?
Replies: 52
Views: 65041

Re: Famous photograph, what is his story?

There is an issue of AFTER THE BATTLE magazine--unfortunately I am away from my resources as I write, or I would give the exact issue number--that takes up the question of this soldier's identity. Remembering from the article, a re-enacting group (British?) set out to recreate this exact series of s...
by Landserstudent
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Battle for Konigsberg
Replies: 6
Views: 5111

Re: The Battle for Konigsberg

Ya, there was actually quite a lot of Wehrmacht railroad traffic across Sweden to Norway, and a lot of resupply shipping to the Germans in Lappland. Germany bought big on the Swedish ore and ball bearing markets too. Perhaps my cousin's outfit was refitted somewhere other than on Swedish soil, with ...
by Landserstudent
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Need Help with this translation
Replies: 6
Views: 4620

Re: Need Help with this translation

A two-lane or two-way Rollbahn/convoy.
by Landserstudent
Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Translator Wanted (German to English)
Replies: 1
Views: 2874

Re: Translator Wanted (German to English)

Hi-

I've tried going through your pm e-mail address to no avail.

Could you pm me here at Feldgrau?

I've done some WKII era translating, and I'd like more info on your project: documents,
KTB , related, also mass of the doc's and is this part of a contract project.

Thanks-

Enzian
by Landserstudent
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What was the formal name for Nazi Germany?...
Replies: 5
Views: 3762

Re: What was the formal name for Nazi Germany?...

Greater Germany--"Grossdeutschland" was used some. Maybe also "das Reich"? Or simply "Vaterland." Probably depended on the particular use at hand; funeral announcement, newspaper, propaganda or a particular social group.
by Landserstudent
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: A German soldier in my family
Replies: 1
Views: 4022

Re: A German soldier in my family

Contact: Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) Eichborndamm 179 13403 Berlin tel. (030) 41904-169 This contact works for next of kin. Give them his full name--they'll be able to give you his military outfit particulars, where and when stationed. They do not have info on POW time. Some of their info is also s...
by Landserstudent
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Battle for Konigsberg
Replies: 6
Views: 5111

Re: The Battle for Konigsberg

Thanks to you both--I now have something to go on for more/wider info. My cousin was there (Gefr./K8/IR162/ID61). Following the collapse of the long-fighting Festung at Koenigsberg, he began what would be 10 years captivity in the Russian camps. I also believe his outfit took part in one of the last...
by Landserstudent
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Two large German collections up for sale!
Replies: 2
Views: 3395

Re: Two large German collections up for sale!

We all know the 'tale' of curiousity and the cat. Am wondering what you are asking for the 5.Gebirgs collection; it sounds like a fantastic grouping. Must be hard to part with.

Thanks-

Landserstudent
by Landserstudent
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Experiences of Germans with recruitment for Foreign Legion
Replies: 25
Views: 21382

Re: Experiences of Germans with recruitment for Foreign Legion

Ja- Fridgeman makes a good point about the youth of immediate postwar germany wanting to get out, some for military adventure. Take a look at the Guenter Grass book, "Peeling the Onion", his excellent memoir of his early years: He was, to the relative surprise of many in and out of the literary comm...
by Landserstudent
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Experiences of Germans with recruitment for Foreign Legion
Replies: 25
Views: 21382

Re: Experiences of Germans with recruitment for Foreign Legion

Folks- An interesting topic. I recall a conversation I had with an American US Navy vet who re-upped with the Navy in late 1940s through the early 1950s. He went to aviation, flying recon/spying missions in the Med/Balkan area. A base area they frequently used was in Agadir, Morocco. My friend comme...