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Frontline troops name for rear service troops.

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Cabel1960, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Cabel1960

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    Etappenschweine = Rear swine.

    Frontline troops’ name for rear service troops. Combat soldiers generally despised the rear service troops, a common sentiment in all armies, but especially prevalent in the German forces and even more so on the Eastern Front. Compare to Frontschweine.

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    Frontschweine = Front pigs.

    Rear service troops’ name for Frontsoldaten (front soldiers). It was derived using Schweine, as in wir armen Schweine (“we poor pigs”), a self-deprecating, but distinguishing nickname. Frontsoldaten sometimes referred to themselves with this nickname.

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