Discussion in 'Leaders of World War 2' started by Hoosier phpbb3, Apr 11, 2007.
Would you please elaborate about herzast? I'm not familair with the term.
probably because of my misspelling , it was a line of substitute products ,
by example , roasted beetroot was an herzast for coffee ,
just as good said the official press,
disgusting, thought everybody else
there was herzast wool , herzast leather , in the same vein as " shoddy " was a substitute for good quality woolen fabric
during WWI it had a different sense , the name was given to excess to requirement divisions raised at the start of the war
I have usually seen it without the 'h' at the front. And wasn't it acorns used as coffee?
Are you sure you are not getting mixed up with the word 'Ersatz' meaning substitute?
I'm sure that is what you mean, it was applied to much German stuff as the war neared the end.
In the hosiery trade we always refered to 'Shoddy' as a yarn made from reclaimed rags etc, we used to make it into 'Pit Socks'.
That's the word!
Yes , I am positive i've mixed the words
thanks a bunch Merlin , yes acorns too or roasted barley or whatever ,
the belges used ( use ? ) roasted chicoree which is some kind of beetroot , and is OK with 80% coffee , not so hot by itself
Roel should know , where is he anyway ??? I miss him !
Busy with Uni studies, then off on holiday.
holidays .....interesting concept ,should try some :grin:
I had one once, they are highly over-rated
Germans destroyed some 20,000 Soviet tanks during 1941 although most were already too old to modern battle, took 3,5 million POW's , and wiped the Red Army planes out of the skies or destroyed the planes by bombing air fields. I guess Hitler siimply was wrong like with calculation of Red Army divisions before Barbarossa. With mass production of t-34's and KV's the German tanks and soldiers were in trouble.