► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by Hohlladung » 14 Aug 2020 16:23

Hi Bert,
regarding #366:

here a new graffiti:
"Bombardment wing Cold Duck"
Unfortunately I don´t understand what it means.


"Kalte Ente" is in Germany a punch consisting of white wine and sparkling wine, with lemonpeel, vanilla, sugar and mint for flavouring. You cool it with ice cubes and serve it after dinner as an alternative to coffee or mocha.
So actually it was named "Kaltes Ende" (cold end). As a parody wordplay it became "Kalte Ente", also the carafe, from which it was poured out, lookes a litte bit like a duck.
In the 1930/1940 something similiar came up in the US, only the white wine was replaced by California red wine, the even named it "Cold Duck".
So that is the origin in German.

Pilots and alcohol...hmm....I can only speculate why they named it "Cold Duck Wing".

:milwink:

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Armin
"Ihr verfluchten Racker, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?" Friedrich, II. in der Schlacht von Kolin am 18.Juni 1757 zu seinen zurückgehenden Grenadieren.

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 14 Aug 2020 22:42

Hi Armin,

thank You very much for the explanation of the "Kalte Ente" (Cold Duck). I have never heard about this drink, never mind I could taste it.
I can imagine that the members of a bombardment wing wanted to drink such a "Cold Duck". These members were famous for drinking much and tasty drinks.

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Bert

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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 19 Aug 2020 22:56

Hi,

here a graffiti after the Polish campaign (source of the pic: ebay):
"Elfriede, ich komme, Rudi." - "Elfriede (a German female first name), I´m coming, Rudi (pet name of Rudolf)."
"Das polnische Heer ist nicht mehr." - "The Polish army is no more."
"Parole Heimat." - "Parole home."

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Bert
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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 20 Sep 2020 22:39

Hi,

here another graffiti on a captured French semi-truck (source of the pic: ebay):
Weihnacht 1940 - Christmas 1940

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Bert
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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 28 Sep 2020 11:26

Hi,

here another small graffiti on a light truck of a medical unit (source of the pic: ebay):
Pfingsten - Holland 1940 - Pentecost - Holland 1940

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Bert
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Re: ► Photothread: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by ilfil » 06 Oct 2020 11:43

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"...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 » 11 Oct 2020 23:34

Hi ilfil,

thank You very much for posting this pic with a special graffiti. I´m sorry, but I cannot understand the first sentence on the left: "Mutti, Dein Kind pompt.." - "Mum, Your child is ... ???
The sentence on the right side:
"Prost Brennabor - in Ratibor" - "Cheers Brennabor (a producer of strollers, bycicles and vehicles) in Ratibor (a Polish town in Silesia).

Here another graffiti: "Post von Mutti" - "Mail from Mum" (source: ebay).

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Bert
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