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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 27 Aug 2017 09:58

Hi,

here the next graffiti (source : an expired ebay auction) after the campaign in Poland I think. From the left to the right:
"Parole Heimat" - "Password home"
"Es war einmal, das kommt nicht wieder" - "That´s over, that will not come again"
"Leb wohl Maruschka" - "Good bye Marushka (the Polish pet name for Mary)"
"Ich komme!" - "I´m coming!"

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 28 Aug 2017 16:33

Hi,

here another graffiti (source : an expired ebay auction) after the campaign in Poland with antisemitic background:
"From Poland"
"After battle" - "Before battle"
"The flowers from Lodz"

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 28 Aug 2017 17:10

Hi,

it´s possible, that this graffiti was already posted earlier in this forum. But it´s interesting I think. All three trucks are confiscated by the Wehrmacht for the occupation of the Sudetenland. They are coming from Hamburg (HH = Hansestadt Hamburg). On the back of the left and middle truck You can read: "Hummel, Hummel" - "Mors, Mors" and see the figure of a water-carrier. These four words are an old greeting in Hamburg and is coming from a man working as a water-carrier in the "old" Hamburg with the name Johann Bentz. He had the nickname "Hummel" and was living in Hamburg until he died 1854. When he was passing, the people mockingly said: "Hummel, Hummel" and he replied "Mors, Mors". In Hamburg the people call the bottom "Mors". Nowadays this greeting is no more in general use in Hamburg.
To the text on the left side of the right truck, written in Low German:
"We are coming from the Sudeten(land),
on Monday we want to eat with mum"

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 29 Aug 2017 06:58

Hi,

here another graffiti:
"From Paris to England!"

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 30 Aug 2017 22:31

Hi,

here the next graffiti on an ambulance :
"Whitsun 1941 in Biala (Poland)"

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 02 Sep 2017 08:49

Hi,

here another graffiti (source: an expired ebay auction).
"Weil wir stets die Besten," - "Because we are always the best,"
"geht es vom Osten zum Westen." - "it goes from the East to the West."
And the bonnet of this truck is decorated with two sabres and a gas mask.

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 03 Sep 2017 08:50

Hi,

here the next graffiti:
"Christmas 1939"

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 04 Sep 2017 16:19

Hi,

not only the Germans had their graffiti, also the British. Here an example of a really creative graffiti on an Australian truck (source of the pic: "Images of War. With Rommel in the Desert" by David Mitchelhill-Green.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 08 Sep 2017 22:32

Hi,

here a graffiti on a truck with a field kitchen (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction):

"Soon mum is cooking again.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by uncle » 10 Sep 2017 08:09

Hi Bert.
a new job for you.
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 10 Sep 2017 12:11

Hi Slava,

thank You very much for posting a very interesting pic again.
Here the translation of the graffiti:
"Rejoice at life,
the trip to Poland was not in vain.
Poland is defeated,
now we will go for Chamberlain´s throat."

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Bert

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 13 Sep 2017 15:35

Hi,

here the next graffiti on a Mercedes truck after the campaign in Poland I think (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction):
"Polen ade!" - "Poland goodbye!"
Sorry, I cannot decipher all words on the left of the sideboard:
"Getränke" - "drinks"
The next words first in Polish, then in German:
"1a Piwo (Bier) - "1a beer"
"1a Wodka (Schnaps)" - "1a vodka (schnapps)"
"1a Papirossa (Zigarette)" - "1a cigarette"
"1a Curri - Curri" - "1a curry".
In the middle: "Mitropa Speisewagen" - "Mitropa restaurant car" (Mitropa was a catering company best known for managing restaurant and sleeping cars of the German railways)
Down: "Warschau - Braunschweig - Paris? - London" - Warsaw - Braunschweig (a German town about 160 km south of Hamburg) - Paris? - London.

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Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 14 Sep 2017 17:09

Hi,

here another graffiti:
On the front side:
"Mädel, reich mir deine Hand!" - "Girl, give me Your hand!"
On the left side there are the names of different towns, from Luxemburg to Sedan. The other words I cannot decipher.

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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 15 Sep 2017 07:02

Hi,

here the next graffiti on a truck (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction):
"Chamberlain, we are coming!"

Regards

Bert
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Re: Graffiti on vehicles of the Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 17 Sep 2017 18:52

Hi,

here another graffiti (source: an expired ebay auction) with the text "Heimfahrt" - "Journey home":
on the cab: "Heim ins Reich" - "Home into the Reich"
on the flatbed: "Moskau - Wien" - "Moscow - Vienna"

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Bert
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