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Translation Reqeust

Post by Maus » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:31 pm

Greetings,

I came across an unknown abbreviation in my research. The abbreviation is T.S.A. It is in a report on Winter Warfare Experiences of a medical unit on the Eastern Front. I have looked in Kriegsprache, and cannot come up with a definitive answer for what T.S.A. stands for. Here a link to the page which has the abbreviation on it. (http://www.wehrmachtbericht.com/page29.php)

Look towards the bottom of the page for the abbreviation. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Brian Burmeister

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Re: Translation Reqeust

Post by Howard » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:30 am

Hi Brian,

after a bit of googling and musing I think it could be something like Truppensanitätsarzneikiste - medical kit box, made of would and containing drugs etc. That would at least fit in with the the fact that it's a medical unit and explain the problems with packagint, but I'm not 100%.

But it would seem that TSA is more usually the abbreviation for Tragkraftsspritzenanhänger - portable fire pump trailer. Maybe a medical unti would need one of these too?
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Re: Translation Reqeust

Post by Maus » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:05 pm

Hi Howard,

Thanks for your input. My translators were also leaning toward Tragkraftsspritzenanhänger - portable fire pump trailer, but they were not 100% sure either, so I thought I would get a second/third opinion. We will continue to review the possible choices.

Thanks again Howard,

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Brian Burmeister

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Re: Translation Reqeust

Post by fridgeman » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:32 am

Hello guys!

TSA:

#1 Truppensanitätsausrüstung - troop medic gear - large boxes with medical supply and instruments - 99% sure

#2 Tragkraftspritzenanhänger - as howard wrote, a trailer specially for firefighters, with water pump and such - 1% sure

#3 Tief- und Sturzflug- Anlage - Low flight and nosedive apparatus - aim defice for bomb drops from low altitude - 0%

Damn the germans and their love for abbreviations :D

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Re: Translation Reqeust

Post by Maus » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:31 pm

Hello Fridgeman!

Thanks so much for your input.

Truppensanitätsausrüstung - troop medic gear - large boxes with medical supply and instruments (this definitely makes the most sense!).

I will go with Truppensanitätsausrüstung. This abbreviation certainly was a tough nut to crack!

Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Translation Reqeust

Post by Howard » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:33 am

Hi Fridgeman,

that was indeed the word I was looking for but couldn't find :(

Glad you cracked it 8)
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