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Historical reenactment is an educational or entertainment activity in which mainly amateur hobbyists and history enthusiasts put on uniforms and follow a plan to recreate aspects of a historical event or period.

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:48 am

Due to various requests, the Historical reenactment Forum is now open. If there are problems let me know, as we had issues last time with posting Replies.

Here is my favourite reenactment photo. Please note the ferocious young German Fallschirmjäger in the center. I suspect a Ju-52 would struggle to get off the ground with more than two of these warriors.....

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Post by aicusv » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:18 pm

When I said there were pros and cons to posting photos, this was one of the cons.
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Post by Steve Nick » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:48 pm

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:48 am

Here is my favourite reenactment photo. Please note the ferocious young German Fallschirmjäger in the center. I suspect a Ju-52 would struggle to get off the ground with more than two of these warriors.....
Tony:

Thanks for that... funniest thing I've heard in days.

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Post by cptbob » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:40 pm

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:48 am

Here is my favourite reenactment photo. Please note the ferocious young German Fallschirmjäger in the center. I suspect a Ju-52 would struggle to get off the ground with more than two of these warriors.....
Looks like it would take a couple cargo chutes to get him safely to the ground! :lol: Airborne!!!

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Post by badener » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:52 pm

I thought Sergeant Schultz was a fictional character :D
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Post by cptbob » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:29 pm

badener wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:52 pm
I thought Sergeant Schultz was a fictional character :D
Looks like he volunteered for Fallschirmjaeger duty on the Russian front!! LOL! It looks like the Waffen-SS recruiting standards have slipped a bit as well.

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Post by pebceb » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:06 am

Perhaps the forum should be limited to WWI reenactment photos to keep in line with the Pickelhaube theme?

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Post by pickelhauben » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:41 am

pebceb wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:06 am
Perhaps the forum should be limited to WWI reenactment photos to keep in line with the Pickelhaube theme?
Hmmmmm

Maybe so, but I did get a good laugh out of the pic .

So I for one think it should stay and other reenactor pics ( WW 1 and WW 2 )should fallow .

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Post by pebceb » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:32 am

These are the types of groups that seem to do a good job WWI reenacting:

http://www.ir28.org.uk/Default.aspx

https://www.reenactor.net/index.php/page,27.html

http://www.ir23.org/

https://www.ir63.org/index.html

I found the IR 28 one when I was looking for stuff on the original owner of my first pickelhaube.

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Post by b.loree » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:14 pm

I think the main thing to concentrate on is that the reenactor community does share our love of History in general. I used a Napoleonic Hussar reenactor on many occaisions during my teaching career. He had a magnificent 7th Saxe Hussar uniform which he had custom made in Fr. This along with the entire Hussar kit... boots, sabers, saddle, shako, busby, repro flintlock pistols etc. He did 2 one hour lectures with a 15 min. break in between. I would have him strut around the halls at lunch time kissing the hands of the school secretaries. He played the part very well and it was good PR for my Department. Even the French reenactors accepted him and he participated in their summer reenactments for many years. I know he was also part of the French cavalry at the 2015 Waterloo Bicentenary. :)
I taught American History to the Grade 11's, many times. One year, I got the 10th Louisiana along with some of their Northern friends to set up a camp on our football field. We had the kids sworn in and given attestation papers. They were formed into squads and moved from one demonstration/presentation to the next. They were issued wooden cut out muskets courtesy of our wood shop and drilled by Sgts. on our field. Lots of fun! :D As Department Leader, I could get away with this kind of stuff. There is no way it would happen today. :(
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Post by JohnM » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:40 am

Perhaps the stout Fallschirmjäger is related to this actual WW2 German soldier as the resemblance is quite remarkable!
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