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Old 17-07-22, 11:45 PM
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Default And now for something completely different...

This note was left in a WW1 German dug out and later found by an artilleryman.

Have shared this with a few collecting friends and thought that it might raise a smile or two on the Forum.

Almost has a "Yar! Sucks boo!" tone to it.
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Old 18-07-22, 01:39 AM
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Well, it beats me what the writer meant! Perhaps a translation would be order? For both the letter and the “Yar! Sucks boo!”
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Old 18-07-22, 04:59 AM
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Hi

The "Yar! Etc". is something from my 96 year old Mum's day but I always took it to mean like a big rude gesture to whoever had slighted you....

It's now and then that you realise that you pick up words and phrases that are of another age....

The language is a sort of a left-handed compliment to the person who was brave enough to enter the dugout but the implication being, as I take it, that they would now be poisoned.

Anyway, just a quaint little relic of a bygone age. There are some letters that a Forum member has kindly offered to help translate as German handwriting of the period was very different to what is now taught.
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