Nicknames for the enemy.

Discussion in 'General' started by Owen, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Kharkov43'

    Kharkov43' Junior Member

    Germans referred to the Russians in German service as "hiwis".
  2. drgslyr

    drgslyr Senior Member

    I've merged this thread of drgslyr's with an old one we have on same subject.

    Thanks for merging my post Owen, I didin't see this old thread. :D
  3. stevo3883

    stevo3883 Junior Member

    The Americans had plenty for the enemy



    Italians (EYE-talians)
  4. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    James Harvey - going a bit off topic ....
    on reading through this thread I came on your query of 1st Sept of message # 10 to Ron about being in touch with Tom - Peter and Frank - he probably missed it in talking to Oz but the answer is yes - we all keep in touch just about daily and Ron and I are busy arranging a lunch in London just before Christmas when I fly over there, and hopefully Gerry Chester will be able to join us..Peter can't make it and Frank is doing the home care bit for his wife who is poorly at this time..
    cheers Trooper Tom
  5. Warlord

    Warlord Veteran wannabe

    We should be careful, someone might feel offended by the use of this terms... :D
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Was 'Pongo' or 'Pongoes' a contemporary term for squaddies? I always thought of it as RAF in origin, to reference their ground-based comrades.
    Come to that; how old is 'Squaddy'?


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