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by snapper
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: rank system
Replies: 36
Views: 9175

Re: rank system

From what I have read in various memoirs, the ranks of Oberschütze and Gefreiter were parallel promotions based on experience and time of service. One veteran writes that he had spent 6 months with his unit after basic training and would normally have been eligible for promotion to Gefreiter, but no...
by snapper
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: European reenactment and events
Topic: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL
Replies: 33
Views: 28475

Re: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL

Hi Paul. Oh, I just come here for a bit of light entertainment after a hard day at work and some renovating/building in the new house. The German forum I frequent is quite dry most of the time. And, believe it or not, I quite enjoy your banter. I also enjoy the feedback I get elsewhere from people i...
by snapper
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: European reenactment and events
Topic: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL
Replies: 33
Views: 28475

Re: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL

....... We like to name people when we speak of them because that's how we do things - A source in Belgium tells me this may not be so....... :?: :oops: If you add 2 and 2 on this one, you seem to get 5. I've spoken to the judge today. He's a bit busy at the moment, as he's moving house, too, but h...
by snapper
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: European reenactment and events
Topic: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL
Replies: 33
Views: 28475

Re: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL

Sorry to hear about your puddin's, but that's happened to me before. No intention of telling you folks how to conduct business here. Sorry if it came over that way. Just clarifying why I wasn't going to answer that question, not so as you think I might be ignoring it. The fact is, though, you are ef...
by snapper
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: European reenactment and events
Topic: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL
Replies: 33
Views: 28475

Re: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL

Hope you enjoyed your dinner, Paul! I must say, that was quite an accurate analysis of the situation. Couldn't have done better myself. I won't comment here on who the judge might be. I don't chuck names around on public fora myself, not the done thing, especially when they are German citizens holdi...
by snapper
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: European reenactment and events
Topic: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL
Replies: 33
Views: 28475

Re: REENACTMENT-VETERANS WEEKEND SHOW FALLINGBOSTEL

Just for the record, the East Yorks group in Germany deeply regrets that it has been found necessary to cancel this event. We had been planning to attend as one of our main events this year. I do find that much of the "hype" regarding this event was caused by over-reaction to some German groups' res...
by snapper
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from an expat in Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 2573

Re: Hello from an expat in Germany

Now that is the way we can communicate. I have no objections to being looked in the eye and called a c*nt by someone who can take the same, but the slightest hint of back-stabbing is likely to put me into a flaming rage. On the other hand, most of the time I will "see all, 'ear all an' say nowt" as ...
by snapper
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from an expat in Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 2573

Re: Hello from an expat in Germany

I am nobody's "mouthpiece" except my own, and that of my group. Tha's tarrin' 'em all wi't same brush. I don't speak for Hoover, and he doesn't speak for me. Not until some agreement is formalized in which way this could or should be so. Oh, by the way, I can get very snotty about being misquoted or...
by snapper
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from an expat in Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 2573

Hello from an expat in Germany

Hello to all of you. I am an expatriate Yorkshireman living in Germany. I have been here for just over 30 years, and have been involved with re-enactment here for most of those. Most of the time was spent doing ACW and Napoleonics, as those were the only recognized periods which interested me. As in...

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