~ Keine Festung macht uns Kummer ~
The Germans thought they could overcome any obstacle in WWI with "Dicke Berta" (Big Bertha), a howitzer (artillery cannon) mounted on a railroad car that could shoot a bullet almost half as big as the soldier on this stein over 30 miles, but it didn't turn out that way. The stein is of the period ca. 1914.
Keine Festung macht uns Kummer
denn wir haben deutsche Brummer!
No fortress makes us sorrowful,
because we have a German juggernaut!
Translation: Roy De Selms
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