Fritz

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The name Fritz originated as a German nickname for Friedrich (Frederick)[1] from which several other names are derived including: Fritzsche, Fritsch, Fritsche and Fritzsch.[2] Kings Frederick II and Frederick III of Prussia were also known by the name. The British used a variety of epithets for the Germans during both world wars. While "Fritz" and may appear more genial in nature, especially being a shortened version of a common name, others were clearly more derogative: Hun, Boche and Kraut, none of which today are acceptable.

The German equivalent of Fritz for the British was Tommy. See also Tommy Atkins

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References / notes[edit]

  1. Fritz Wikipedia: The free encyclopaedia. Accessed 28 August, 2016.
  2. Fritzsche Wikipedia: The free encyclopaedia. Accessed 28 August, 2016.