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It wasn't just non-German-speaking soldiers who became casualties this way. I've read accounts of German soldiers doing the same thing. They simply failed to read the instructions properly and assumed it was to be held to the shoulder as with any other weapon. When handed out in emergencies to unfamiliar troops with no prior training on that device, such things were bound to happen. In the one account that I clearly remember (from a soldier's memoirs), the man concerned was seriously burned and died of his injuries, but his arm definitely remained attached! I wish I could place the source.Dragunov wrote:ouch!
wouldn't that blow your whole arm off?The Panzerfaust often had warnings written in large red lettering on the upper rear end of the tube, the words usually being "Achtung! Feuerstrahl!" (Beware! Fire Jet!). This was to warn soldiers to avoid the backblast. Axis soldiers who didn't understand German (such as Finns and Italians) sometimes leaned the weapon on their shoulders like rifles and were burnt badly
Yes, a slovenian speleologist who discovered this beetle in 1933 gave it to biologist Oscar Schiebl, who at first named the beetle after its finder, but as he was a great admirer of Hitler, in 1937 he changed the beetle's name into Anophtalmus hitleri.panzermahn wrote:There is a cave beetle in Slovenia which were named after Adolf Hitler
its blind but it can smell your fear, better watch out phylo you have to sleep somtime....its coming for youDragunov wrote:have to what? it's not going to eat you.