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TITLE
Secret Letter:Precautionary Measures for Guards-2a
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_5_29
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
14 September 1940
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6052
KEYWORDS
homeguard
invasion
procedures
Secret Letter:Precautionary Measures for Guards-2a

Second and final page of a Secret Letter: Precautionary Measures for Guards and Sentries.

Lists how English speaking Germans may pronounce some words which would identify them as German.

Guards were to write out a short sentence containing these words and have the suspect read it out loud.

Letter was sent by K.C. Davidson, Lt- Colonel, General Staff, 51st Division.

English speaking Germans may pronounce the following words in this way:

North Sea = Nort Zee
Soothe = Soot
Clothes = cloths
Wrong = (sounding initial "W" with tendency to "Vr" sound, and making final "G" hard.)
Wretch = (sounding initial "w" and making the "ch" hard as in "loch")
Buckie = bookie
Rothes = roatez
trough = true
throat = trote
rats = raatz
those = dose
through = true

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Secret Letter:Precautionary Measures for Guards-2a

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1940s

homeguard; invasion; procedures;

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Second and final page of a Secret Letter: Precautionary Measures for Guards and Sentries.<br /> <br /> Lists how English speaking Germans may pronounce some words which would identify them as German. <br /> <br /> Guards were to write out a short sentence containing these words and have the suspect read it out loud.<br /> <br /> Letter was sent by K.C. Davidson, Lt- Colonel, General Staff, 51st Division.<br /> <br /> English speaking Germans may pronounce the following words in this way:<br /> <br /> North Sea = Nort Zee<br /> Soothe = Soot<br /> Clothes = cloths<br /> Wrong = (sounding initial "W" with tendency to "Vr" sound, and making final "G" hard.)<br /> Wretch = (sounding initial "w" and making the "ch" hard as in "loch")<br /> Buckie = bookie<br /> Rothes = roatez<br /> trough = true<br /> throat = trote<br /> rats = raatz<br /> those = dose<br /> through = true