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I'm wondering if anybody else here is a reenactor...I know a few (The ones who run the group websites) use photoshop (I'm in the process of converting my group leader to PDN).

I'm part of 14. / FJR6. We have a second impression as 1. / FJR3 as well.

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so...anybody else?

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I think that's a fairly shortsighted view. War is an important part of history, and reenactment an important part of remembering and experiencing the past. If "those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it," then reenactors will be the only people straining against the next U.S. Civil War.

I'm not a reenactor, but I have a couple of friends who are.

 

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Are you really implying that noone cares about the past wars anymore but reenactors?

This reenacting is for me an act of glorifying something that must not be glorified nor forgotten.

But these different views may result from our different social environments, especially I as a German cannot think of war as

an act of public enjoyment or even fun.

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Are you really implying that noone cares about the past wars anymore but reenactors?

This reenacting is for me an act of glorifying something that must not be glorified nor forgotten.

But these different views may result from our different social environments, especially I as a German cannot think of war as

an act of public enjoyment or even fun.

Everybody does have different opinions about this hobby.

But I look in my area, and the only people of my generation who know anyhting about anything re. history that does not deal with celebrities are the reenactors, researchers, collectors, and people who own books. (Most people around my area care more about which celebrity bought what, and don't bother buying a book).

Reenacting is a ground equivilent to an airshow. We preserve the history, inform the public, and have fun in the process. At least half the time we do an event, we perform it at an airshow or public event.

We are slowly informing the public. I am sick of hearing uninformed kids come up to our tent and scream "Hey look! Nazis!" We then spend 20 minutes explaining how we aren't portraying Nazis...we're portraying Germans. We remove stupidity and replace it with fact.

I can understand your situation. Volker Grießer was commander of the 5. Kompanie/ 6. Fallschirmjäger Regiment. It was completley government approved, and two years later was taken out for no reason. As far as I know, the only German group in Germany, is the 4. Kompanie, 5 Fallschirm-Pionier battalion. Now 5KP/6FJR has become US 2. Infantry Division. I've noticed most of that area of Europe has become less combatant.

But reenactors are the same as the collectors...there are people who have rooms of (Original) Iron Crosses and Double decal helmets.

What I'm trying to say, is this is like all hobbies: Some like it, some don't.

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After reading like

You are the chosen ones of the German Army. You will seek combat and train yourselves to endure any manner of test. To you the battle shall be fulfillment.

on your homepage, I really hope that you do not belong to the groups the WWII Living History Agreement 2007 tried to ban :|

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After reading like

You are the chosen ones of the German Army. You will seek combat and train yourselves to endure any manner of test. To you the battle shall be fulfillment.

on your homepage, I really hope that you do not belong to the groups the WWII Living History Agreement 2007 tried to ban :|

That was part of the 10 commandements of the Fallschirmjäger. Random quotes like that are scattered among the Reenactor's sites. The only group that actually believes that bloody potato is the 12. SS (CHG)

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RHoward:

Fallschirmjäger? Do you guys do jumps as part of the reenactment?

No. A majority of the events we do are post 43, when the Fallschirmjäger were more of standard Infantry.

Plus the fact that a majority of our events are on former military bases, we aren't allowed to jump.

A few people in our group have jumped before though, either as civillian or military.

There is one Russian reenactor who did jump with an original parachute, but the 'chutes tend to cost between $1500 and $8000 each, and they are old and might possibly fall apart during a jump. Plus, it's illegal to jump with an RZ20...the lines put you at an apparently illegal angle (For safty reasons).

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(I'm in the process of converting my group leader to PDN).

Why would you do that? Ps is much more versatile, effective and professional than PDN is. If he can afford the software and is proficient with using it, why would he switch?

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(I'm in the process of converting my group leader to PDN).

Why would you do that? Ps is much more versatile, effective and professional than PDN is. If he can afford the software and is proficient with using it, why would he switch?

I'm kidding...as far as I know, you can't get the newer versions of PDN for Mac, so he wouldn't be able to use it.

BoltBait: I guess it counts...

Welshblue:

We only take the canned rations into the feild...back at the tent (Or barracks) our group cooks up Goulash, or spaghetti, depending on the event.

And we have a Helferin who runs out "Kaffehaus". She sells coffe, wine, beer, cigarettes, candy, bread, etc...which keeps us occupied between battle and sleep.

Depending on which part of the world you're in, I can link you to some groups.

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