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Teufel Hunden

Posted by ESC on May 28, 2003

In Reply to: Teufel Hunden posted by maddog on May 28, 2003

: Teufel Hunden (devil dogs)- a name give the United States Marines by the German opposition in WWII. I hope I am not overstepping the bounds of this forum but I figured if anyone could answer this then you guys could.

: The word Hunden does not exist in the German language as far as I can tell. Hund- equates to dog in English and hunde- dogs. I cannot however find anything about Hunden except for German websites which use the word hunden that I cannot (correctly used from a previous discussion) read however, obviously have something to do with dogs.

: Does the word Hunden exist and is it proper, misspelled, slang or what?

I think there are people who speak German (or know someone who does) among us. I was just interested to learn the origin of "devil dogs." I was researching "devil docs" and learned it was related to the Marines "nickname" but nowhere could I find out why the Marines were called DDs.