cold meat disc

English translation: Identity disc (also called Cold meat ticket)

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English term or phrase:Cold meat disc
English translation:Identity disc (also called Cold meat ticket)
Entered by: nlingua

12:53 Oct 12, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Military / Defense
English term or phrase: cold meat disc
cold meat disc is a military jargon
S. Seshadri
COLD MEAT TICKET Identity disc
Explanation:
COLD MEAT TICKET Identity disc

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Note added at 40 mins (2004-10-12 13:34:15 GMT)
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http://members.fortunecity.com/dikigoros/greatwarslang.htm

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Note added at 41 mins (2004-10-12 13:35:01 GMT)
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I quote:

\"Identity disc. Men were issued with metal or, more usually, red and green composite material identity discs. These gave the name, number, unit and religion of the holder. One disc remained with the body (the cold meat) in the event of death.\"

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Note added at 49 mins (2004-10-12 13:43:28 GMT)
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Apparently the term \"DEad meat ticket\" dates back to World War I.

http://www.anu.edu.au/ANDC/WWI/D.html


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COLD MEAT TICKET Identity disc


Explanation:
COLD MEAT TICKET Identity disc

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Note added at 40 mins (2004-10-12 13:34:15 GMT)
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http://members.fortunecity.com/dikigoros/greatwarslang.htm

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Note added at 41 mins (2004-10-12 13:35:01 GMT)
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I quote:

\"Identity disc. Men were issued with metal or, more usually, red and green composite material identity discs. These gave the name, number, unit and religion of the holder. One disc remained with the body (the cold meat) in the event of death.\"

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Note added at 49 mins (2004-10-12 13:43:28 GMT)
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Apparently the term \"DEad meat ticket\" dates back to World War I.

http://www.anu.edu.au/ANDC/WWI/D.html




nlingua
Local time: 10:59
Native speaker of: Native in UrduUrdu, Native in HindiHindi

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