DAS DICKE ENDE KOMMIT NOCH!
“THE WORST IS YET TO COME”
Das Dicke Ende Kommit Noch! (“The worst is yet to come”) was written on the death cards placed upon dead Nazis by the Devil’s Brigade. Officially known as the First Special Service Force, The Devil’s Brigade, was an elite World War II American-Canadian commando unit organized in 1942 and trained at Fort Harrison near Helena, Montana. Back-Country Rangers, Soldiers, Lumberjacks, Northwoodsmen, Hunters, Prospectors, Explorers, Game Wardens, and Mountain Men volunteered to join this Secret Unit. The brigade fought in the Aleutian Islands, Italy, and southern France before being disbanded in December 1944. During the war the 1,800-man unit accounted for some 12,000 German casualties, captured some 7,000 prisoners, and sustained an attrition rate of over 600%.
The Devil’s Brigade was known for their stealth and skill with the V-42 dagger and had quickly gained the nickname “Black Devils” and a reputation for their fierce style of fighting at night in blackened faces. The legacy continues with current American and Canadian Special Operations Forces who trace their lineage and heritage to the “Forcemen.”
For more historical information please visit firstspecialserviceforce.net
SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION CHAPTER 28
MONTANA SFA CHAPTER 28
“Devil’s Brigade Chapter,” was re-chartered February 9, 2002. The Montana Chapter is one of 86 Chapters around the world and has 165 members. The Special Forces Association is a 501(c)(19) Non-Profit Veteran Service Organization. All donations and/or contributions are tax-deductible. The Special Forces Association Chapter 28 donates to various charities which benefit Veterans, Active Duty and Retired Special Forces and other SOF personnel, their families, and scholarships for the sons and daughters of current and Veteran Special Forces Soldiers.
The original V-42 knife was designed by Colonel Robert T. Frederick who organized and led the First Special Service Force (FSSF) from 1942 to 1944. Manufactured in the United States by Case Cutlery, the knife featured a low profile 7-5/16” double-edged blade made of blue, high carbon steel with distinctive “thumbprint” on the obverse ricasso. Other prominent features are a skull cracker butt cap and a stacked leather washer grip.
The stiletto was primarily intended for use as a combat or fighting weapon that would kill enemy soldiers silently, as its narrow construction was prone to breakage when used as a utility knife. While all of the “Forcemen” were trained in use of the V-42 stiletto, it was exclusively issued to the Force’s Combat Echelon starting in 1942, with only about 3,400 produced and distributed during 1942 and 1943. The low production number made this is the rarest knife issued during WWII, and one of the most sought-after collectible knives on the market today.
Case has recently reproduced the V-42, order yours here through www.SFA28.org
DEVIL’S BRIGADE BATCHES
Each batch of Devil’s Brigade is made in memory of a Forceman.
Look on the label to find the name of the individual being honored.
Lt. Bill Story
LTC Gus Heilman
Col. Edwin A Walker
Sgt. Robert V. Hicklin
TASTE _ INNOVATION _ PACKAGE DESIGN
1oz Devil’s Brigade Whiskey
2oz Cranberry Juice
1oz Ginger ale
Mix over ice, garnish with a maraschino cherry.
1.5 oz Devil’s Brigade Whiskey
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Top with Cock ’n Bull Ginger Beer
1.5 oz Devil’s Brigade Whiskey
.5 oz Triple Sec
.5 oz Bordeaux cherry juice
2 dashes of Bitters
Shake with ice and serve!
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