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  1. Ricky

    Ricky New Member

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    Absolutely not!
    You are doing a fantastic job, bringing Tankpark's booklet to life.
    A big thanks to both of you.
    P.S: 'Having a bath' = rhyme for 'having a laugh' (meaning 'you must be joking'!)
     
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    And three for Monday!There are only three after these!So I'll have a "shufty" "wef ogi" to see what else I might have of interest!There's a bit
    of army slang for you Roel my old mucker!
     
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    Sorry, lost two (29 and 28) somewhere,try again.
     
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    Wow, thanks! I really enjoy it, so it's good for both sides! Aah, feels good to help others... Sometimes. :grin:
    Yes, tankpark, I made a mistake there with the peacock, should have been an ordinary cock (rooster). :oops: That's gonna cost me in the term report! :grin: And I just don't know what you're saying in slang, something about waiting.... Now, for the remaining, uh, six? Here goes. They are in order of appearance, from the pictures you'll have to conclude what belongs where in the story.

    (the sign says "calm, quiet")
    On the beach it's warm and nice
    and Toni enjoys himself very well.
    Thus he lived some happy days
    Until suddenly the war got worse (free translation)

    And everyone in the Army cried
    "The Hunter, Toni, he must go!"
    He took his mule, loyal and obedient,
    on a ship we meet him again.

    The Baltic sea is not that big
    but it's quite stormy anyway
    Toni's stomach's in a knot
    But the fish are having fun.

    With renewed strength he marches lively
    far down the stretches of the icy sea
    The northern lights are his companion
    and he goes further, always further.

    In Lapland he quickly arrived.
    There it is terribly cold
    and animals roam the forests
    the likes of which Toni has never seen.

    Therefore it must be very clear
    how happy Toni was when, at last,
    in the Finnish land far away
    he had his feet on solid ground.

    The Sauna is the source of strength
    that brings victory to Finnish athletes.
    That's why we see Toni there
    sweating over all his limbs.
     
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    As there are only two more sketches to close this series (and I notice that I am periously close to the dreaded 150 postings) I will try to help Roel with Army slang.
    Shufty=Arabic ,"to see, look at" as in "Give us a Shufty"
    Teds =Italian, "Germans" from Italian Tedeski.
    wef ogi=Italian "with effect from today" Ogi is today in italian.
    Grunt = infantry man.
    Donkey wallopper= "Cavalry man"
    Grunt Crusher= "Tank/tankman"
    Gypo Gut,Delly Belly =stomach upset.
    Doolally/Doolally Tap=Indian "mad, insane"
    Bint = Egypian "girl"
    Mucker= mate/best friend.
    Bund hook =Indian? Rifle.
    Buckshee/Bucksheesh=Indian "Free"
    Rupert="Officer,young cavalry"
    88="Rommel Special" Bingo call, usually answerd by "Bail out"
    Now on to the Gebirgsjeger, I only class the original Austrian mountain
    troops as Gebirgstruppen,not the varios,Hungarian, Muslem,Croat SS
    units.The Toni troops portrayed in this booklet spent years inLapland,
    Norway and Denmark.In February 45 took part in fighting in Wurt-temburg
    where it surrendered to the Americans at the end of War.
    To finish I will try to print a Bergmutzer edelweiss badge that came from the same source as the Toni book.
    Hope that you have enjoyed the Series and noticed that there was no violence or Nazi propaganda and was produced within the Regiment for the Families and Friends at home.
     
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    Thank you once again tankpark, and for the slang too. That's really funny, and cultural of course. :grin: I immediately understood why they use the term "Grunt" to describe an alien conscript infantry in the ET-shooter game "Halo"... :D

    The final two.

    The Red Guard man, he wants to quit;
    the Kommisar is threatening him.
    And against this Underworld
    Toni stands his guard.

    And when the Christmas lights glow
    he sits in a bunker and thinks
    of all his loved ones at home
    His home, so far, so far away!
     
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    Also in the army today we don't steal things we prof them. Which basically is a polite way to re-distribute stores.

    Heard a good story about a RAF chaplain who used to prof a lot then write chaplain on the back to prove it was his. He is a Scouser!! (from Liverpool).
     
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    How do you think I feel - they made me an officer!
     
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    These cartoons remind me of Bill Mauldin's classic works depicting GI life in WW2, especially his "Willie and Joe" series.
     
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    Scan! Post!

    (And this time I won't have to translate! Oh, that infernal lazyness is coming again... :grin: )
     
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    Bill Mauldin as requested.
     
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    No translation required!
     
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    Great! If you have any more, keep them coming!
     
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    My local public library has a whole book full of his WW2 cartoons. I will post some if I can ever figure out how to do that from the library, since that is where I go to get online.
     
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    This one is specially for some of the "D Day Dodgers" the NIH.
    Hope you appreciate this Gerry, from the "Union Jack"
    If the caption underneath is unreadable it reads,
    "When they call us D-Day Dodgers- which D.Day do they mean , old man?"
    (If you would like a copy of the printable verses to the D Day Dodgers song, to the tune of Lili Malene I'll post them)
    Cartoon is by "JON" the 8th. Army cartoonist and features the "Two Types"
     
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    Very interesting. I had never heard of this "Gerry" character. I presume that he was the star of a cartoon series, then?
     
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    What Capt. said was "I hope you appreciate this, Gerry." He was referring to Gerry Chester, a former soldier of the North Irish Horse (NIH) about which this cartoon was made.
     
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    correct Roel, especially for Gerry and any one else who served in the Desert and Italy.
    The "Two Types" were created in the desert for the 8thArmy, wore desert gear, used Army Arabic language, carried a brew can on the back of the jeep,wore the desert silk scarf and suede boots, even up through Italy and Austria.Christened the "D Day Dodgers" by Lady Nancy Astor (who later denied it) the 8th Army loved the "Two Types" and sang the "D Day Dodgers" to the tune of Lili Malene, in many different versions.
    You have to have served in the desert army to appreciate the humour.
     

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