Burning paintings...we were doing a Hindkriegerpartie representing a bunch of REMFs that hosted a Partie for the troops coming in from the fight.
Our men had gathered up various items from the nearby French town to burn and a pile of paintings were included because they give off a fast and hot fire. We had tons of Champagne, wine, cigarettes,cigars ,roasted chickens , eggs,sausages ,breads and cheeses all for the men and French music playing .It was quite the Partie and none of the men were aware it was going to happen. We surprised them as they came in dirtect from the fight.
We had about 30 or more wine glasses and after each toast to "The Boss" we threw them into the fire pit where they shattered.
When our "honored Vet guest " arrived only I and one other guy knew he was coming. We snuck him into the event and you should have seen the looks on the guys faces when we kicked open the barracks doors and stormed in...pretty cool.
We had about 8 new guys at this event and they were like...."wow...this is cool...we want to come back !" We warned them we didint do that sort of stuff each time ! Norbert