► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 07 Jan 2019 18:14

Hi Slava,

thank You for posting this interesting graffiti. Excuse me, please, for the delay. Here is the translation:
"Willst du ´nen richtigen Juden seh´n," - "If You want to see a real jew,"
"mußt du nach Ost-Galizien geh´n!" - "You must go to East-Galicia!"
"Den Osten haben wir befreit," - "We liberated the East,"
"für´n Westen stehen wir bereit." - "we are ready for the West."

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 08 Jan 2019 18:37

Hi,

today only a very small graffiti on a captured British truck:
"Sepp" - a popular form of the first name Josef. Maybe it is the first name of the driver, because he has a typical Bavarian hat on his head, a so-called "Sepplhut".

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 13 Jan 2019 17:17

Hi,

here another graffiti (source of the pic: ebay):
"Schnellverkehr Frankfurt - Warschau" - "Rapid transit Frankfurt - Warsaw"
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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 23 Jan 2019 15:45

Hi,

here another graffiti:
"Gruß aus Wien" - "Greeting from Vienna"
"Achse Wien -Hannover" - "Axis Vienna - Hannover"
"Ein Reich - ein Volk - ein Führer" - "One nation - one empire - one leader"

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 28 Jan 2019 08:45

Hi,

here the next graffiti with the stops during the Western campaign in France.

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 06 Feb 2019 19:57

Hi,

here another graffiti, this time on a railway wagon after the campaign in Polnad I think:
"Mutti, wir kommen!" - "Mom, we are coming!"
"Hinaus!" - "Get out!"

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 10 Feb 2019 16:50

Hi,

here a new graffiti.
"Grüaß di nacha!" (in Bavarian dialect) - "Good day then!"
"Pusinko" (a Czech word) - "Sweatheart"
"Von Warschau nach ..." (München) - "From Warsaw to ..." (Munich)
The drawing at the end is the Church of Our Blessed Lady in Munich, also called "Frauenkirche".

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by ilfil » 11 Feb 2019 23:01

I bet the cook of this unit in the civilian life was "Reichsbahn-angehörige". :lol:

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IMHO both vehicles are captured, the kitchen carrier is most probably CMP cab 11 parked behind a Machinery Lorry (workshop truck) on Leyland Retriever chassis. Africa maybe?
"...and on the 8th day He made truck so that man, made on 7th day, had shelter when woman threw him out for the night."

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 17 Feb 2019 23:49

Hi ilfile,

thank You very much for posting this interesting pic. Btw: Mitropa is the abbreviation of "Mitteleuropäische Schlaf- und Speisewagen Aktiengesellschaft" - "Central European sleeping car and restaurant car stock corporation". And You are right, the pic was taken in North Africa.
Here another graffiti with "Mitropa" and the slogan:
"Mutti, Mutti, sei auf Draht!" - "Mom, mom, be careful!"
"Wir brauchen bald ein frisches Bad." - "We need a fresh bath."

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by Maxschnauzer » 24 Feb 2019 08:34

A little graffiti on a big lorry:
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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 24 Feb 2019 12:25

Hi Max,

thank You very much for this pic. Interesting the text: "Greeting from the desert". But I cannot recognize any desert on this pic and I don´t think that this truck was used in the North African desert.

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by peeved » 24 Feb 2019 12:46

Maybe "Gruss aus der Wüste" is a wordplay with "Gruss aus dem Westen" given all the vaguely Frenchie (or maybe Polish) memorabilia in the photo.

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 24 Feb 2019 23:33

Hi Markus,

thanks for the reply. I don´t think, that it is a wordplay. But I agree with You, that it could be an allusion to France or Poland, maybe to the deserted areas of Poland.

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by Maxschnauzer » 25 Feb 2019 04:27

Thanks Bert and Markus for your help interpreting that cryptic message. :)
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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 27 Feb 2019 17:12

Hi,

here another graffiti according to the campaign in Poland:
"Polnische Kavallerie ist durchgebrochen" -
That´s a pun with the German word "durchgebrochen":
"Polish cavalry broke through" or "Polish cavalry is broken".

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