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English translation: commemorative targets

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19:20 Jan 17, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History / Austrian history
German term or phrase: Schützenscheiben
"Schützenscheiben" are ornamental targets created by guilds of riflemen. Normally they are shot at once and then preserved as works of art. Does anybody know a specific translation for such items?
Das Scheibbser Schützenwesen mit seiner mehr als vierhundert Jahre alten Tradition spiegelt unter anderem die Beziehungen zwischen der Stadt und den Kartäusern wider. Die 242 historischen Scheiben, die heute im Schützenscheibenmuseum am Rathausplatz als herausragende Sehenswürdigkeit des Ötscherlandes gezeigt werden, sind in
kartause777
Local time: 16:54
English translation:commemorative targets
Explanation:
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"In keeping with a practice established last year, commemorative targets were painted for each camp. The use of commemorative targets comes from a tradition that was first developed by German shooting clubs beginning in the 17th century and which is continued to this day. These targets are typically large painted wooden discs that commemorate special festivities for the club, such as a significant anniversary or the annual crowning of the club’s shooting king or queen. Many of these painted “Schützenscheiben” were impressive works of art that are extremely valuable today."
http://www.odcmp.org/0906/default.asp?page=3PCAMPS


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Paul Cohen
Greenland
Local time: 12:54
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commemorative targets


Explanation:
Maybe this will help:

"In keeping with a practice established last year, commemorative targets were painted for each camp. The use of commemorative targets comes from a tradition that was first developed by German shooting clubs beginning in the 17th century and which is continued to this day. These targets are typically large painted wooden discs that commemorate special festivities for the club, such as a significant anniversary or the annual crowning of the club’s shooting king or queen. Many of these painted “Schützenscheiben” were impressive works of art that are extremely valuable today."
http://www.odcmp.org/0906/default.asp?page=3PCAMPS




Paul Cohen
Greenland
Local time: 12:54
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 7

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ingeborg Gowans: website makes sense; Du hast also wieder "ins Schwarze getroffen" und bist daher 'Schützenkönig' (wie sagt man das auf Greenlandic?)
48 mins
  -> I'd call a "Schützenkönig" a "piniartorsuaq" (which is Greenlandic for "great hunter"!)
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