Take a look at my 'WW2 Posters' thread
hmm, they have a point there....<div class="ev_tpc_signature">
Spinach Fer Britain, Der Fuehrer's Face, Commando Duck, Blitz Wolf, Russian Rhapsody, The Ducktators, The Spirit of '43, Tokio Jokio
"YES! Everything I do ist a surprise! Even to ME!"
"Nobody existed before the War. And I will make sure NOBODY EXISTS AFTER THE WAR!"
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" -George S. Patton
Your German is excellent Celeon, excellent.
It would have been rather embaracing if it wasn`t.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">
Speaking of 1940's humour, here's a joke I heard quite some time ago:
During an encounter on a Berlin street in late 1944, one man asks another man, "What do you think of Adolf Hitler?" The other man slowly looks over both shoulders, then grabs the other man by the arm and says, "Follow me." He then leads him down the street, around the corner and then down an alley to a deserted lot, whereupon he says to the first man, "Actually, I quite like him." <div class="ev_tpc_signature">
Here's another one, quite corny actually:
During a civilian tour of a joint Italian-German naval base in the Mediterranean, one of the civilians, pointing to a submarine asks, "Is that a U-boat?" Whereupon the Italian officer points to another Italian officer and says, "No, thatsa his boat."<div class="ev_tpc_signature">
Makes you wonder what they did when the Reich declared war on the Soviet Union.
Of course, living in Germany wasn't like living in Orwell's Oceania--they didn't go and edit all the newspapers I'm assuming.
Still, interesting stuff. Here's one, though it's more of an "After-the-fact" joke.
After the war, an RAF pilot reflects on his days in the service with a group of schoolchildren.
"In 1942," he tells them, "the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember, one day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these fokkers appeared."
At this point, several children giggle at the pilot's strong accent.
"I looked up, and right above me was one of them. I aimed at him and shot him down. They were swarming. I immediately realized that there was another fokker behind me."
Now, the girls in the room start to giggle and boys start to laugh. A teacher states "I think I should point out that 'Fokker' was the name of the German-Dutch aircraft company"
"That's true," says the retired pilot, "but these fokkers were flying Messerschmidts."
Good one, never heard it before. <div class="ev_tpc_signature">