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Article about: I have an old WW2 postcard written in german. I'd use google translator, but I can't make out the words. Any help would be great! Thanks! -Race

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    I have an old WW2 postcard written in german. I'd use google translator, but I can't make out the words. Any help would be great! Thanks!

    -Race
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    The Picture of me in my uniform gives a sparkle in my eyes (very loosely translated)

    Jean

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    I very much appreciate your response! Thank You! Just one more question if you don't mind. I cannot read his name. Do you know what is says?

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    RaceG

    His name isn't on the postcard

    Jean

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    Thats a nice card Race, he certainly does have a sparkle in his eyes

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Sorry, guys, but the above translation is not even close to what the card says.

    The text is:

    "Kriegsjahr 1940 23.9.
    Dem Bild einen freundlichen
    Blick
    Dem Original ein frohes
    Gedenken!
    "

    A slightly odd dedication, this roughly translates as:

    "War year 1940 23 Sept.
    For the picture, a friendly
    look
    For the original, a joyful
    memory!
    "

    On the right, it is signed:

    "Dein Freund Karli"

    meaning

    "Your friend Karli" (= A diminutive/affectionate form of the first name "Karl")
    Last edited by HPL2008; 09-09-2010 at 10:05 PM.

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    HPL2008

    I stand corrected, I misread Freundlichen (which is hard to read) with uniformen and Original with Augen en made the wrong conclusion about the dedication formula which are both common.

    Always ready to learn and be refined.

    Jean

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