About this Product
The soldier slang of World War II was as colourful as it was evocative. It could be insulting, pessimistic, witty, and even defeatist. From 'spam bashers' to 'passion wagons' and 'roof pigs' to 'Hell's Ladies,' the World War II fighting man was never short of words to describe the people and events in his life. F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition takes a frank look at the British, Commonwealth, American, German, Japanese and Russian slang used by the men on the ground, and shows how, even in the heat of battle, they somehow managed to retain their sense of humour, black though it might have been.
Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.
Part 1: Tommie, Aussie, Canuck and Kiwi Talk - British Commonwealth Army Slang
Part II: : GI and Gyrene Jargon - US Army and Marine Corps Slang
Part III: Landserdeutsch - German Army Slang
Appendix 1: Imperial Japanese Army Slang
Appendix 2: Red Army Slang
Appendix 3: Armored Fighting Vehicle Nicknames and Slang