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The Warrior Song-Devil Dog
The Warrior Song-Devil Dog
Published: 2012/08/07
Channel: Otaku Gamer
Devil Dog Hound of Hell (FULL MOVIE)
Devil Dog Hound of Hell (FULL MOVIE)
Published: 2012/01/09
Channel: SolveLLCVideos
Devil Dog
Devil Dog
Published: 2008/01/23
Channel: kashuhkakes
DEVIL DOGS USMC
DEVIL DOGS USMC
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: Military Division
ARMA 3 Altis Life - Officer DevilDog
ARMA 3 Altis Life - Officer DevilDog
Published: 2014/02/03
Channel: TheDevildogGamer
Yellowstone Devil Dog (Full Documentary)
Yellowstone Devil Dog (Full Documentary)
Published: 2014/09/06
Channel: truewildlife
Mountain Monster Mini: Devil Dog
Mountain Monster Mini: Devil Dog
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Destination America
MARSOC - "Devil Dogs" - Tribute
MARSOC - "Devil Dogs" - Tribute
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: Raider
THE MARINES DEVIL DOGS
THE MARINES DEVIL DOGS
Published: 2008/02/29
Channel: USNS4USMC4
The Warrior Song - Hard Corps
The Warrior Song - Hard Corps
Published: 2010/07/10
Channel: The Warrior Song Project
DEVIL DOG caught on camera
DEVIL DOG caught on camera
Published: 2013/08/02
Channel: God King OF RTW
Psycho Dog, Devil Dog
Psycho Dog, Devil Dog
Published: 2008/05/11
Channel: tflinn22
How Marines got the nickname Devildog
How Marines got the nickname Devildog
Published: 2013/07/08
Channel: DemoMan0351
Devil Dog from Hell peteys favorite scene
Devil Dog from Hell peteys favorite scene
Published: 2015/11/09
Channel: petey twofinger
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Published: 2014/04/17
Channel: David Hornsby
United States Marine Corps Commercial- Devil Dogs
United States Marine Corps Commercial- Devil Dogs
Published: 2010/07/09
Channel: JarheadAirsoft
Lucifer the devil dog
Lucifer the devil dog
Published: 2006/11/27
Channel: njosnavelinvon
Nicholas Barron - Devil Dog - www.candyrat.com
Nicholas Barron - Devil Dog - www.candyrat.com
Published: 2007/05/22
Channel: Candyrat Records
Devil Dogs HD
Devil Dogs HD
Published: 2012/02/27
Channel: Anthony Reyes
Devil Dog
Devil Dog
Published: 2016/01/17
Channel: United States Marine Corps - Topic
GUY GETS HYPNOTIZED BY DEVIL DOG! FAMILY DINNER GETS RUINED! HOW DO WE BREAK THE SPELL?! | VLOG
GUY GETS HYPNOTIZED BY DEVIL DOG! FAMILY DINNER GETS RUINED! HOW DO WE BREAK THE SPELL?! | VLOG
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Dingle Hopperz
Marine Corps Cadence song- Devil Dog
Marine Corps Cadence song- Devil Dog
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: Otaku Gamer
Ghost Hunters International S01E09 Devil Dog
Ghost Hunters International S01E09 Devil Dog
Published: 2017/01/31
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Is this the skeleton of legendary devil dog Black Shuck
Is this the skeleton of legendary devil dog Black Shuck
Published: 2014/05/15
Channel: MediaMac
The Looney Tunes Show: Season 1, Volume 2: "Devil Dog" - Neighbors
The Looney Tunes Show: Season 1, Volume 2: "Devil Dog" - Neighbors
Published: 2011/11/23
Channel: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
USMC Tribute - Devil dogs from hell.
USMC Tribute - Devil dogs from hell.
Published: 2009/09/27
Channel: TheDeltaSoldier
#Big 3 East; Devil Dog Concepts AR 15 side charging handle!
#Big 3 East; Devil Dog Concepts AR 15 side charging handle!
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: 2AGuysAndGear
Devil Dog The Hound of Hell (1978)
Devil Dog The Hound of Hell (1978)
Published: 2013/10/01
Channel: bambie bianca
The Warrior Song-Devil Dog
The Warrior Song-Devil Dog
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Pathlighter1981
How To Install Devil Dog Concepts Hard Charger, Side Charging Handle System
How To Install Devil Dog Concepts Hard Charger, Side Charging Handle System
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Devil Dog Concepts
Reigns - Meeting the Devil Dog! - Let
Reigns - Meeting the Devil Dog! - Let's Play Reigns Gameplay
Published: 2016/08/13
Channel: Blitz
Cambatta - God Lived Devil Dog (Official Video)
Cambatta - God Lived Devil Dog (Official Video)
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: NEXT RECORDS
DayZ Standalone - Warden DevilDog
DayZ Standalone - Warden DevilDog
Published: 2013/12/28
Channel: TheDevildogGamer
Devil Dog Arms overcomes Stolen Valor at Shot Show 2017
Devil Dog Arms overcomes Stolen Valor at Shot Show 2017
Published: 2017/01/24
Channel: Tactical_SHT
Devil Dog - The Hound of Hell trailer
Devil Dog - The Hound of Hell trailer
Published: 2008/07/06
Channel: fetts
Pulsar: Lost Colony - USS DevilDog Pt.1
Pulsar: Lost Colony - USS DevilDog Pt.1
Published: 2015/07/17
Channel: TheDevildogGamer
The Devil Dogs live 1993 Holland
The Devil Dogs live 1993 Holland
Published: 2015/01/03
Channel: dustytapes
DEVIL DOG CONCEPTS HARD CHARGER REVIEW
DEVIL DOG CONCEPTS HARD CHARGER REVIEW
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: urbanwar88
Devil Dog AIrsoft Grand Opening May 13 2017
Devil Dog AIrsoft Grand Opening May 13 2017
Published: 2017/05/13
Channel: Hiredmerc34 Airsoft
DevilDog Airsoft - The Hunted
DevilDog Airsoft - The Hunted
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: TheDevildogGamer
Legendary Sniper Skin - "Devil Dog" M1903 Sniper Gameplay - PS4 64 Man Operations Monte Grappa
Legendary Sniper Skin - "Devil Dog" M1903 Sniper Gameplay - PS4 64 Man Operations Monte Grappa
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: iTemp Plays
Farming Simulator 2017 - Farmer DevilDog
Farming Simulator 2017 - Farmer DevilDog
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: TheDevildogGamer
Devil Dog Assessment (Modified MANUF)
Devil Dog Assessment (Modified MANUF)
Published: 2015/06/04
Channel: Mountain Tactical Institute
Marine Corps Devil Dogs!
Marine Corps Devil Dogs!
Published: 2013/06/08
Channel: stefan1708
Devil Dog Concepts AR15 Hard Charger "AR Side Charger" Review & Install
Devil Dog Concepts AR15 Hard Charger "AR Side Charger" Review & Install
Published: 2017/01/12
Channel: Liberty Marksman
Devil Dog Concepts - HCT
Devil Dog Concepts - HCT
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Devil Dog Concepts
American Dog - Devil Dog
American Dog - Devil Dog
Published: 2012/05/24
Channel: john kama
Terrifying Dogman inside the house Angela and son Devil Dog story
Terrifying Dogman inside the house Angela and son Devil Dog story
Published: 2016/01/17
Channel: brenton sawin Mysteries To Search
Gold Rush - Lets Start Mining
Gold Rush - Lets Start Mining
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: TheDevildogGamer
2016 Devil Dog 100
2016 Devil Dog 100
Published: 2017/01/01
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A recruiting poster by Charles B. Falls created in 1918 is an early use of the term Devil Dog

Devil Dog is a motivational nickname for a U.S. Marine. It is said by US Marines to be based on the use of "Teufel Hunde" [sic][idiomatic German: "Höllenhunde"] by German soldiers to describe Marines fighting in World War I.[1][2]

Origin[edit]

According to United States Marine Corps legend, the moniker was used by German soldiers to describe U.S. Marines who fought in the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918. The Marines fought with such ferocity that they were likened to "Dogs from Hell." The "Devil Dogs" nickname for Marines first appeared in newspapers in the United States in April 1918 – about two months before the Battle of Belleau Wood. The LaCrosse Tribune ran a story about the nickname on April 27, 1918,[3] and other newspapers used the story as early as April 14, 1918.[4] The Battle of Belleau Wood began on June 1, 1918.[1][5][2]

The April 27th article from the LaCrosse Tribune was probably referring to the action on April 20, 1918, the first action between the Marines and the Germans. The Germans made several attacks against the Marines on that date and were unable to dislodge them. The article states that it was the first scrap between the Marines and the Germans, showing that it was prior to the major fighting in June.

Grammar problem[edit]

In German grammar, a compound noun is always a single word, so using two words "Teufel Hunden" is grammatically incorrect. The correct German would be Teufelshunde in nominative, genitive, and accusative cases, and Teufelshunden only in the dative. In either form, the linking element "s" steps between the words. Examples:

Sie waren Teufelshunde. – They were Devil Dogs.
Er war ein Teufelshund. – He was a Devil Dog.
Er sprach von den Teufelshunden. – He talked about the Devil Dogs.

Furthermore, the word "Teufelshund", though not unknown in the German language, is rare, and this use may possibly be an example of Denglisch. The more common equivalent is "Höllenhund" ("dog of hell" or "hellhound"), the German translation of the mythical Kerberos.

Modern use[edit]

The Bulldog is the USMC mascot

The term "Devil Dog" is a very common nickname for all Marines. "Devil Dog" is historically a well-accepted term of endearment, as a title of honor. The "dog" in the phrase is usually associated with the bulldog, in line with the original 1918 poster, such as the bulldog being a common mascot in the Corps.

In contrast, the term may assume a negative connotation when its usage is connected to a disciplinary activity. The term "devil dogged" or "devil dogging" has come to mean lectured or otherwise reprimanded, prefaced with being called out as a "devil dog".[7]

Other common nicknames for Marines are "Leatherneck" and "Jarhead".

Navy Corpsmen assigned to Marine Corps units are sometimes referred to as "Devil Docs".

The amphibious assault ship USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) had the nickname "Devil Dog" due to it being named after the Battle of Belleau Wood.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flippo, Hyde. "German Myth 13: Teufelshunde - Devil Dogs". About.com. 
  2. ^ a b Schogol, Jeff (January 4, 2011). "Did Marines, not German soldiers, coin the phrase ‘Devil Dogs’?". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ La Crosse Tribune
  4. ^ 'Germans call 'em Teufel Hunden: Recruiters Report a New Nickname for Marines', Boston Daily Globe, Apr 14, 1918, p. 13.
  5. ^ Simmons, Edwin H.: "Leathernecks at Soissons." Naval History, DEC 2005.
  6. ^ Mehringer, MSgt Phil. "Memorial Day, Belleau Wood Style". United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 
  7. ^ Tilghman, Andrew (April 28, 2008). "‘Devil Dog’ term taking a beating". Marine Corps Times. 

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