Good morning bookies!

Today’s new word of the day titles this blog: gluecksfall. To be accurate, there should be an umlaut over the ‘u’ and no ‘e’ at all, but that’s what happens when you write German with an English keyboard. The word means ‘stroke of good luck’, and that’s what happened to Germany when an aging GI decided to return two books that he took as souvenirs during World War II.

As a bookie myself the part of this story that stuck out most was when the gentleman described walking into an underground salt mine filled floor to ceiling with antique books. Sure, they’re in German. So what? That’s what online translators are for.

Aging GI returns souvenir books to the Germans