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Post by mike262752 » 27 Mar 2002 09:35

I just got these 2 pictures of German soldiers in Holland, they have writing on the back in German and I cant make out what it says, It starts with a G but I cant make out the rest of the letters, any help would be appreciated.

Angelfire wont let me post it here so you'll have to copy and paste the URL, if you click the URL below it wont work either, you have to copy and paste it.

http://www.angelfire.com/me4/luftwaffe/wordca.jpg

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Copy and paste?

Post by Zapfenstreich » 27 Mar 2002 17:11

No need to copy and paste. Just type the URL into the address bar. It takes you right to it.

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Front of picture

Post by Zapfenstreich » 27 Mar 2002 17:21

Mike

Is there a URL that shows the front of the picture?

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Maybe...

Post by Zapfenstreich » 27 Mar 2002 17:41

...it means "crossing the border".

Maybe.

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Post by mike262752 » 28 Mar 2002 09:20

Can you write out the letters of the word so I can remember for the future. I can only see a g and a u in it.

the front is at http://www.angelfire.com/me4/luftwaffe/wordca2.gif

Its of 2 German soldiers playing around.

like the other one, if you click the direct link, angelfire blocks it, so you have to re type it or copy and paste it.

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Post by Dan » 28 Mar 2002 14:30

I couldn't see anything except German soldiers, one with a French helmet, playing around.

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Post by mike262752 » 28 Mar 2002 17:56

the top one has the writing, he wanted to see the front of the photos which I was asking about.

The link with the lettering is

http://www.angelfire.com/me4/luftwaffe/wordca.jpg

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Post by Zapfenstreich » 28 Mar 2002 23:14

Mike it looks like the first two thirds of the word are:

Grenz/uber/?

Grenz(e)=Border, frontier; uber=over as in uberfall, etc.

Umlauts over the u, of course.

I just can't make out the last part of the word. Sorry.

Z

Wo ist das kluge Haenschen wenn wir ihn brauchen? :wink:

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Post by Johan Elisson » 28 Mar 2002 23:28

It says grenzübertritt that means either border station or "passing over border".

In this case, I think the later fits in better.

/Johan

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Danke sehr Johan.

Post by Zapfenstreich » 28 Mar 2002 23:34

Thanks Johan. I was close. I just couldn't make out the last syllable of the word. At least my translation was correct.

Z :oops:

Sehr gut. Jetzt ist das kluge Haenschen angekommen und ebenso wenn er so gebraucht ist. :D

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Post by Johan Elisson » 29 Mar 2002 00:23

No prob!
I think that I wouldn't have figured it out if you didn't see the first 2/3 of the word!

/Johan

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Post by mike262752 » 02 Apr 2002 01:32

thanks for the help

mike

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