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Glen

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Re: German word for...
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 01:17:56 AM »
Ok... I didn't know about 'Geladen' in the 18th/19th Cs, but I had a feeling there would be some idiomatic changes in the language from one century to another. So... it is 1944. A German gun crew and a 105mm howitzer have a fire mission. What does the gun captain shout to have the loader shove a round into the breech?


The funny thing is, I was at an artillery training demo (Grafenwohr, I think) back in the early 90s and I heard all of the commands from US and German towed and self-propelled artillery. Don't remember a thing...  :(


One little project; so much research...


Glen

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 01:56:52 PM »
Hi Glen,
in terms of command for 18th or 19th century
the better word is

Geladen !

It has this imperative meaning.

Laden has more the descriptive sense of "to load"
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

Glen

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Re: German word for...
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 11:50:07 PM »
Thanks Ralf! I wasn't sure. I didn't want to use the term in case it meant to put furniture on a moving van. That would have looked silly if they were all standing behind an artillery piece...


Cheers,


Glen


(And greetings from Texas.)

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Re: German word for...
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 06:51:31 PM »
Hi Glen,

"Laden" means get munition in a canon or rifle too!
Greetings from Saxony
Ralf

Glen

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German word for...
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 12:14:47 AM »
Load! ...as in the command to load a round into an artillery piece. I've found 'Laden', but that seems to be more related putting items in trucks or carts.


I've found Feur auf mein Kommando! for 'Fire on my command'; Feuer! for 'Fire!'; and Feuer Frei! for 'Fire at will'.


I'm working on a small project...


Thanks,


Glen

 

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