(03-28-2010, 07:06 AM)Von Luck Wrote:
(03-26-2010, 01:05 AM)Outlaw Josey Wales Wrote: Tourism at it's finest?
these tourists are on a wildlife tour hunting for big game but sadly none availible for the superior German guns.The odd squirrel shows up now and again to nibble but quickly gunned down with a long barreled 75mm.
It is a tube
Damn the guys who've not served in the artillery :whis:
Von Luck, no harm meant I know you are aware of the "proper" names used :kill:
Simply couldn't resist as this reminded me of a discussion I had the other day - of Top 3 things a person could have learned only when at service!
I came up with the following:
#3 Getting in synch while marching by a means of taking two consecutive steps with the same foot
#2 It was not allowed to appear outside without a hat / helmet while it was an absolute no-no to wear one inside. Hence the automatic reaction to remove/wear one on that imaginative space by the door which is not yet outside but still not inside (or vice versa)
#1 At the time I did my service in '80s we still had the "Prussian" rule for saluting: when wearing a hat/helmet you salute, but when inside you "bow" in front of your superior. To bow meant that your whole upper torso remains rigid while you briefly but visibly (that's another story LOL) "nod" from your hips up. Also, a direct eye contact kept while doing that. And yes, if you were just minding your own business when your superior walked in, it mean that you turn to face him and in practice your heels click together just like that SS-officer does on those B-movies...
OK, no prob?
One actually had to learn to do that while walking as one does not stop to do that :) Therefore, you learnt to keep your lower body on a move, heading towards the way you are going, while your upper body bowed towards the superior.
Oh where would I be with my life without these skills ???
Nowadays the youngsters learn to salute even when not wearing a hat. The horror! :hissy:
Apologies for lingo, my english fails me completely here...