If my understanding is correct, the compact military edition of "Mein Kampf" was unabridged, but rather, used an extremely small typeface and very thin paper.
Except for the presence of telltale black ink stains in an extremely awkward area, by which one could get into trouble with one's more fanatical crew mates, the military edition of "Mein Kampf" would have made an acceptable substitute for the U-boat crews when toilet paper became scarce.
Actually, I did know that, thanks. I was only having a little fun at Hitler's expense.
I've heard that business about using "MK" for that, ahem, more mundane task aboard ship. At least such use had the merit of insuring that this book did some good...in the end.
Well as "Mein Kampf" translates as "My Struggle" it could be appropriate if you were in the "head" (the toilets on board ship) for a while
Toilets? I believe there was only one aboard a U-Boat. With 50 or more fellow crewmen pounding at the door, a Kampf indeed!
Not to mention that if one unlucky seaman it got clogged because he used one too many pages of Hitler's tome, the angry sailors would have created a whole new meaning for the Nazis' "Death Head" brigade.
[ -- Closest face I could find to Hitler!]
How ever did we get this scatalogical on this erstwhile pristine site?
We fell amongst evil companions. 😳
I'll never heil again.