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website for the 21st inf div 24th regt., and battle pix

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by aquist, Apr 12, 2006.

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    Deutsch speak!

    No Simon, it was not you questioning the grammar, it was I!! I was following up the statement that KP made that he'd been studying German for 40+ years and he kept shoving it at us, with no translation. I go along with you regarding the label, as I wrote earlier it's the image!
     
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    i went back and edited my cock sureness but it is what i felt at the time and im not selling my gas mask cannister i plan to use until I shuffle off this mortal coil. this tid bit was simply a factoid that i thot someone might enjoy,ie that i had a gas mask with a name unit and geographical location inside it. wether its genuine really doesnt matter to me as i just want the outside to look authentic. I also have a knife fork spoon and can opener set that has the date 1941 and a hoheitsabzeichen or national insignia on it (eagle over a swastika) but the value of it as a collector piece or provenance doesnt enter my head when i use it to eat with at a battle. any more than my nazi proofed 1944 dated K98 is any more than a rifle to use in reenactment battles. this stuff just amazes me. next time i say anything i will do research on herr Cox the unit and the town of Wolfenbeutel and one more thing the Bible says rebuke not an elder but entreat him as a father. so im a a world war two item myself and sensitive about my own authenticity dob 2 7 1940
     
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    Gentlemen your points are well taken and i will ammend my ways. no assumptions or untranslated pig latin
     
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    This section has been quite civilized without offensive messages etc. And I really like it that way. So please, dont start any kind of flame war, especially US vs Europe, those are boring and serve no purpose.

    Thank you.
     
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    Quite correct Notmi, although I personally have not seen any offensive messages, but I do have a serious question for KP, is it usual for a Padre or (Militärgeistliche/r)(is that the correct word?) in a German unit to carry a K98?
    Also, as a devout christian I would never think of rebuking an elder, as a matter of fact in this case I was trying to help a younger son .
     
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    Kreigspfarrer, a quick check on an online dictionary provides the following definition for rebuke: To criticize or reprove sharply.

    Whilst I may have been questioning your post it was neither sharp criticism or reproval. Furthermore, as far as I am concerned no-one on here is or should be considered immune from disagreement just because of their age.

    If I see something someone has put that I believe to be false or unsupportable I will bring them up on it whether they are thirteen, thirty or one hundred and thirty, it makes no odds to me, however when I have done so I have always tried to do so politely and respectfully regardless of their age all the while they accord me the same courtesy.

    I am glad you enjoy using these items, however do not take offense simply because I disagreed with your sweeping statement regarding its origins. The information was interesting, your interpretation of that information was I believe flawed and I explained politely why I thought so. This is a discussion group, this is going to happen.

    I hope I never see the day I am told I cannot disagree with you simply because you are older than me.
     
  7. aquist

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    .*you are right
     
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    Chaplain in the wehrmacht

    normally on the eastern front chaplains carried a side arm, but they dont always let me be the chaplain. not only that do they not always let me command the unit or even be a German, If there are too many jerrys, as in my last battle, for instance I was a red army private and carried a 91/30 with which my only two kills during the battle were to take out the MG42 and the MP 44 with my bolt action rifle. sometimes I sneak into battles as a Schütze (private) and carry my K98. If that is behavior unbefiting an officer I apologize. but like most reenactors i enjoy trigger time. my old CO did object to the padre doing that but i at least took my hit early and far from the crowd so that they might not recognize the chaplain
     
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    Krieg have you ever lost your weapon during a re-enactment or having your weapon borrwerd after you have been killed?
     
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    answer: about losing weapons no, but i have let a fellow German use my P 38 blank firing Pistol when his early war K98 jammed. we usually regard a weapon as too valuable and personal to be carried off by person or persons unknown.
     
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    Yes but this is a re=enactment section.
     
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    schutz

    Always willing to learn, 'schutz' is a new word to me in German Army terms, I know it as 'Schutz' as in protection or shelter, also as 'Schütze' as in gunman/rifleman, is it German Army slang for a Private?
     
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    thats what i was told. when i first became a German reenactor.they said I was a schutz or a private. if thats incorrect ive been running around repeating that error
     
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    The word you need is "Schütze", private. In phonetic English it would be something like "shootzuh".
     
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    Schultz

    I wondered if that was where the title of the TV film starring Michael Elphick came from, named I believe, "What Next Private Schultz",
    (Michael on left of pic.)
     
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    i have no umlaut. the guy who told me that was the word for private mispronounced it (John Culifer) who basically started me on the road to being a German reenactor so basically my problem is a missing e and an umlaut, not to bad for an amateur in the middle of Mo. Ark, USA
     
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    umlaut

    Hello KP, a present for you, how to type 'umlaut's'!
    Hold down 'Alt' key on left of space bar, then use numbers on far right of keyboard.
    ä=Alt 132
    Ä=Alt 142
    ö=Alt 148
    Ö=Alt 153
    ü=Alt 129
    Ü=Alt 154
    If you want Danish....... Ø=Alt 0216
    ø= Alt 0248
    You must use the numbers on FAR RIGHT of keyboard for this system.
    Not bad for an 'Old-Un' eh?
     
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    It is much easier, however, to do as the Germans do: when lacking an umlaut on a keyboard they simply add an "e" to the vowel that is supposed to have the umlaut. For example, "Schütze" may also be written as "Schuetze".
     
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    It doesn't look so good though, does it Roel?
     
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    I think it doesn't, but you have to agree that it's easier than memorizing Alt+XXX.
     

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