Tag: Otto von Below

“Wir kamen vor Friaul, Da hätten wir allesamt voll Maul!”
Translation: We came to Friuli, there we all got a mouthful!

(Song from 1540 by Georg Foster, a Landsknecht poet, the title of which - 'Wir zogen in das Feld' - was revisited as 'Wir zogen nach Friaul' in the title of a 1929 bestseller by Helmut Schittenhelm, which gives an eyewitness account of the Battle of Caporetto.)

 
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