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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 25 Jun 2017 08:16

Hi,

here the next graffiti after the fight for the island of Crete:
"Wir schlugen den Tommy auf Kreta "We beat the Tommy (the British troops) on Crete
jetzt geht´s zurück zur Netha." we we´re going back to Netha (an old German first name for a girl)."
Source of the pic: an expired ebay auction.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 26 Jun 2017 16:57

Hi,

here another pic, not with a real graffiti, but also interesting. That must be a pic at the end of the military service of these soldiers sitting on an Einheitsdiesel. Here the words:
Up on the bord: "Dienstjahr 1936/38" ("service year 1936/38")
Left on the board: "Reserve hat Ruh" ("reserve has quiet")
On the white board: "Wasser abgelassen" ("water let out"), relating the cooling water in the bonnet.
The board in the middle of the bonnet: "Nicht betriebsfähig" ("not ready for operation").

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by john_g_kearney » 28 Jun 2017 11:23

Thanks for these, Bert - most interesting.

John.

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 03 Jul 2017 18:04

Hi,

let´s go on with the graffities on vehicles. Here an interesting pic with the following text:
"Erbeutet vom Süddeutschen Freikorps Baon II/1 "Captured by the free corps Baon II/1
am 23.9.(1938) bei Zettwing." 23rd Spetember (1938) near to Zettwing / Cetwiny (a village in Czechia at the border to Austria).
Source of the pic: an expired ebay auction.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 03 Jul 2017 23:05

Hi,

here another one. I can decipher only the beginning: "Royal Oak". That will remember of the successful attack of a German submarine on the British battleship "Royal Oak" 13/14 October 1939.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 07 Jul 2017 16:51

Hi,

this time a graffiti on an armored vehicle of the enemy:
"Motorisierter Kinderwagen der "[u]Grand Arm'ee[/u]"!!!"
(Mechanized baby carriage of the "Grand Arm'ee" (French: "great army").
Source of the pic: an expired ebay auction.

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 09 Jul 2017 10:02

Hi,

here two pics of the same vehicle (left side and back) with some graffities. Sorry, I cannot decipher the word on the left graffiti.
The other text: "Das Schloss des Königs" ("The castle of the king"). Source of the pics: an expired ebay auction.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 10 Jul 2017 23:14

Hi,

the next graffiti, this time about the return to the home town:
"Liebling, wir kommen wieder!" - "Darling, we will come again!"
"Zurück nach Halle" - "Back to Halle" (a town in Eastern Germany near to Leipzig).

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 12 Jul 2017 17:43

Hi,

here another graffiti after the campaign in Poland:
"Das polnische Großmaul ist jetzt klein, "The Polish bigmouth is small now,
bald bist du dran, Chamberlain!" soon You will be for it, Chamberlain!" (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940)
I hope, I could translate it without a mistake. Source of the pic: an expired ebay auction.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 13 Jul 2017 18:18

Hi,

this time a small graffiti on a captured armored vehicle of the Polish army:
"Polack, der Kleine" "Polak (a pejorative word for a Pole), the little one"
Source of the pic: an expired ebay auction.

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 14 Jul 2017 16:24

Hi,

here a truck with many graffities after the campaign in Poland I think. But I cannot decipher all.
on the radiator: "Krakau" - "Cracow" (the old capital of Poland in the south)
on the mudguard: something with "Chamberlain", the British Prime Minister
on the door: "Und wir werden weiter siegen" - "and we will go on being victorious"
"Krakau grüßt die deutsche Heimat" - "Cracow salutes the German home land"
on the sideboard: "Die Juden sind schon weg" - "The jews have already gone"
on the tarpaulin: here I cannot decipher only a few words: "Krakau ... Tarnow (two Polish towns)
"ist ein (deutsch)es Haus nun" - "is a (German) house now"
"... raus." - "... out."

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 15 Jul 2017 08:07

Hi,

here the next one, very simple:
"Holland - Belgien - Frankreich!" - "Holland - Belgium - France!"

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 17 Jul 2017 16:03

Hi,

here an interesting graffiti on a bus:
"Musikkorps Flak-Rgt.6" - "Military band AA-regiment 6"
"Er trug und beherbergte uns über 50.000 km gut" - "It was carrying and accomodating us well over 50.000 km. "
"687 Stand- und andere Konzerte" - "687 standing or other concerts"
"bei Truppe und Bevölkerung ... " - " at the troops and the people ... "
The rest of the text I cannot decipher.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by peeved » 17 Jul 2017 18:35

Hi Bert,

A bit better version of the photo at Image
The watermark in your shot is one used by a particularly nasty eBay type who pilfers digital images (including other eBay sellers' auction photos) and sells copies thereof.

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Markus

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Jul 2017 07:03

Hi Markus,

thank You very much for posting this better photo and the information about the seller.
Here the corrected text:
"Musikkorps Flak-Rgt.6" - "Military band AA-regiment 6"
"Er trug und beherbergte uns über 50.000 km zu:" - "It was carrying and accomodating us over 50.000 km to: "
"687 Stand- und andere Konzerte" - "687 standing or other concerts"
"der Truppe und Bevölkerung in West und Ost. " - "of the troops and the people in the west and the east. "
The last word I cannot decipher, maybe the first name of the writer (Friedrich).

Best regards

Bert

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