"The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

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"The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by Topspeed » 12 Sep 2021 08:57

There is an old phrase in finnish language as the cossacks were the mercenaries already in the 1700s...when cleaning up (from ritches) conquered the land and looting.

During the WW 2 it also was in use...as a man in guard might end up waking up in the laughter of a cossack.

Cossacks were the fearless warriors in USSR and Russia much prior to present day.

Are cossacks still a treath ? :roll:
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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by Juha Tompuri » 13 Sep 2021 06:50

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The post, specially
Are cossacks still a treath ?
is hardly about the Winter War & Continuation War.

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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by Hans1906 » 13 Sep 2021 10:53

A very interesting and impressive historical painting, when I first saw this painting, many years ago, I was speechless... :o

"Die Saporoger Kosaken schreiben dem türkischen Sultan einen Brief"
Wiki (G) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Sapor ... inen_Brief

"Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks"
Wiki (E) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reply_of_ ... n_Cossacks

I remember one or two descendants of Cossack families whose ancestors fought in the service of the Wehrmacht before 1945.
Deeply religious and straight people, impressive people.
Of course, these few encounters were the sons and grandsons of Cossacks; I never met a contemporary witness in person.
I have read the few av. books in German language.


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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by Hans1906 » 13 Sep 2021 13:12

A little addendum, I recommend this book in German language, the book can be found online as a *.pdf file.

Direct link to the *.pdf file https://plotzsaegmuehl.de/buecher/kosaken.pdf
1982, 273 pages, download size is 32 megabyte
A bit difficult to find, but (almost) nothing is impossible... :wink:




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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by wm » 15 Sep 2021 00:31

The cossacks were frequently employed as scouts so the story of soldiers on sentry duty meeting them in unfavorable circumstances is quite believable.

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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by Topspeed » 15 Sep 2021 06:49

I see Stalin hated cossacks and thus they were employed by the germans !

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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by Topspeed » 15 Sep 2021 06:50

I think the bad reputation of the cossacks in Finland in 1715 were the root for the "funny remarks".

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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by Hans1906 » 17 Sep 2021 15:05

I think the bad reputation of the cossacks in Finland in 1715 were the root for the "funny remarks
Goebbels Cossacks.jpg
The photo is well known, Goebbels welcomed German / Cossack soldiers, place and date unfortunately unknown to me ?
Only the German officers wore the white Papakha, am I wrong ?

Papakha https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papakha


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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by wm » 17 Sep 2021 18:45

Topspeed wrote:
15 Sep 2021 06:50
I think the bad reputation of the cossacks in Finland in 1715 were the root for the "funny remarks".
Did separate cossacks units of the Russian Army even exist in 1715?

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Re: "The laughter of a cossack" meaning !?

Post by Juha Tompuri » 17 Sep 2021 19:28

Time to end this off-topic

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