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Outstaning WWII reenactment

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by sturmgewehr, May 12, 2012.

  1. sturmgewehr

    sturmgewehr Well-Known Member

    Every year there is a WWII reenactment held just about an hour from my home. I go every year and every time I'm impressed with the event. I wanted to share this event with you guys.


    Questions and comments are welcome.
  2. huntsman

    huntsman Well-Known Member

  3. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Well-Known Member

    That looks like an awesome event. I'd participate in one, myself, but don't own a single German Mauser, or an American Surplus weapon! lol
  4. sturmgewehr

    sturmgewehr Well-Known Member

    I want to participate too. I am talking to a German unit about embedding as a combat photographer next year so I can get on the battlefield with a camera. I had a few GoPro's out there this time, but there's nothing like being in the middle of the action with a camera.
  5. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Well-Known Member

    Maybe I might find that elusive early-war K98 I've been holding out for, and then go do so!
  6. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    NICE. I've got an M1 Carbine, courtesy of my late grandfather. Too bad it's too hot around here for any real reenactments.
  7. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    For some reason my dad is not interested in such games, he was there for real. Watch "The Pacific" next time someone says it's cool...
  8. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    Beats watching DVDs of the old TV series "COMBAT!":D

    A lot of fun! Thanks for posting this. The STG44 was great -- heck, even that old German field stove at the end was interesting.
  9. throdgrain

    throdgrain Well-Known Member

  10. Lex Luthier

    Lex Luthier Well-Known Member

    What a great video.

    I have an almost complete original 82nd Airborne uniform. It is such a great experience to wear it to collector shows and have such great conversations with the old vets. It is worth noting that while some of the equipment is original at those events, a collector would be loath to use an original uniform and it's acoutremont during a muddy reenactment. There are a few good sources for reproductions.
  11. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    I am helping with a South Pacific display for Memorial Day. I do Aussie, my friend does Japanese and his brother does USMC. It should be a good time.
  12. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    1. Seeing the STG44 field stripped makes the origins of H&K 91/93 rifles obvious.

    2. Didn't realize the Germans relied so heavily on horses. Sad to think of how many were killed.

    3. The guys with armored vehicles and self-propelled guns are REALLY hard core enthusiasts. What would it cost to buy, restore, maintain and operate a tank?
  13. PT92

    PT92 Well-Known Member

    It's very good but not quite on the same level as Band of Brothers IMO.

    Thanks to your Pop (as well as mine and the millions of others) for his service.

  14. PT92

    PT92 Well-Known Member

    Come now--Kirby and that BAR are killer!

  15. herkyguy

    herkyguy Well-Known Member

    There's a book called Confederates in the Attic that brought up one problem of reenactments - no one ever wants to be the guy that dies.....takes all the fun out of it.

    Thanks for sharing, that was interesting to watch.
  16. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    I hear ya!;) I always prefered Sgt. Saunders with his M1928 Thompson myself.
    If you're familiar with the "COMBAT!" series' development, Kirby was not the original squad BARman. That guy died early in the series and Kirby (who really liked the BAR) inherited it.
    This caused some inadvertant bloopers in later episodes where stock shots of the squad were used and Kirby would be seen carrying the old Garand briefly, then it would morph into the BAR in the next shot. Ooooooops.:uhoh:
  17. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Seeing that STG 44 broken down was cool. Everyone points out the 'look' it shares with the AK.. but that spring loaded dust cover looked like it came off on an AR, as does the sping in the stock. It even unhinges like an AR.
  18. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    That is a really cool video. Thanks!
  19. jon86

    jon86 Well-Known Member

    I wonder how they clean that field kitchen pot between meals?

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