German Handwriting (on back of photos)

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German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 02 Aug 2017 22:24

Hi, can anyone help with translating the German handwriting on the back of these old photos?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Wehrmacht, zerstörter Vicker Panzer, Belgien 2.jpg

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by GregSingh » 03 Aug 2017 00:21

Please attach photos!
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by GregSingh » 03 Aug 2017 03:31

My guesses:

1.
Erbeuteter ?
Panzer in Flandern
1940

2.
? uns erledigter
Panzer

Flandern?
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Hohlladung » 03 Aug 2017 03:38

Hi

First one is:

Erbeuteter belg. Panzer in Flandern 1940

Captured belg. tank in Flanders 1940

belg.= Belgium

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"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: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Hohlladung » 03 Aug 2017 03:43

Second one is:

Von uns erledigter Panzer
Fla..... ( Most likely Flandern again)

Tank finished off (destroyed) by us.

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"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: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 03 Aug 2017 13:27

Thanks very much for the help, most appreciated!

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Hohlladung » 03 Aug 2017 15:03

You´re welcome.

How about posting the front of the pics, let´s say as a kind of reward ?
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 03 Aug 2017 17:06

Sure, no problem. Also have another with more German handwriting that needs a translate. Hope you can still help.


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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Hohlladung » 03 Aug 2017 18:39

It says:

In solchen Erdlöchern haben wir viele Tage und Nächte Warschau belagert. In der Mitte unser Kompanieführer.
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Hohlladung » 03 Aug 2017 18:44

In earth holes like this, we besieged many days and nights Warsaw. In the middle our company leader.

So this picture must be from the Poland campaign 1939?
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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 03 Aug 2017 18:45

Yes, it's I believe 19 ID.

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Hohlladung » 05 Aug 2017 15:44

The 3rd pic posted 03.Aug is hard to decypher.
The word above reads like "englisch.." and below
could be "Minenwrack". (Mine wreck).

Does that makes sense with the image on the front?

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » 05 Aug 2017 18:53

Hi,
For the first one I also read:
Erbeuteter belg. Panzer in Flandern 1940
but the pic didn't show a belgian tank but an english Light Vickers Tank and the Vickers Tank was not in use in the belgian army, thus it must be:
Erbeuteter english. Panzer in Flandern 1940
The second pic shows an english Bren carrier and the legend on the back is probably:
Von uns erledigter Panzer, but also british and not belgian. The Belgians never use the Bren Carrier
For the third one, must concern the polish campaign.
Sorry for my poor english
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Prosper

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Re: German Handwriting (on back of photos)

Post by battleofassche » 07 Aug 2017 13:29

Yes, you are correct on the tank and carrier being British. The Mk VIb was KOed east of the Dendre by the VA/19 ID. The scout carrier from a different British regiment was somewhere west of the Dendre, but also KOed by VA/19ID.

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