a "Cuckoo"

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a "Cuckoo"

Post by Biber » 16 Dec 2020 14:37

Can anyone shed some light on a "cuckoo"? My understanding is that it was a forward listening or spotting post, probably in a tree. My reference merely states "a German patrol passed nearby, laying communication wires for a 'cuckoo' in advance of an attack."

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Re: a "Cuckoo"

Post by Hans1906 » 16 Dec 2020 18:47

Good evening Biber,

within several searches online, only the german term "Warnkuckuck" showed up in several links,
maybe a little hint for your further research...

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Re: a "Cuckoo"

Post by ayovtshev » 16 Dec 2020 18:56

Hi Biber!

I think "cockoo" must be a sniper.
During the Winter War 1939-1940 "кукушка"(cockoo) was the name given from the Red Army to Finish snipers.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuckoo_(sniper)

On the other hand- and closer to your understanding- "Ausguck"(forward observation post and doing duty at such) and "Kuckuck" (cockoo) are pretty close...

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Re: a "Cuckoo"

Post by Biber » 16 Dec 2020 19:01

Thank you, this is very helpful.

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