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 Post subject: WARS
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:29 pm 
WW2 Axis Reenactment Society WARS for short came into being in 2002.
We are an affiliation of WW2 Axis Reenactment groups. Our aim is to combine our love of history and collecting militaria, into displaying living history and battle reenactments, to educate and entertain the public about life of an Axis serviceman of WW2.

The groups that make up WARS portray various troops.

WARS is an apolitical society, we do not support racism, intolerance or anyother extreme views, nor do we seek to glorify war or nazi ideology.

This is purely our hobby, not a hiding place for extremist thought.

The aims of WARS are

1. To uniforms, equipment and vehicles of WW2
2. To illiustrate the units of the Axis forces that took part in WW2
3. To promote goodwill between ex-servicemen of all nations
4. Assist charitiable organisations if possible in funding raising.
5. Comply with the laws of England and the United kingdom in respect of firearms, public order and other laws.

At the moment WARS is made up of 11 groups with well over 100 members which are as follows

WARS Das Reich
FGR6 green devils of carentan
2/pzAufkl.abt.GD
2kp Pz.Gren.Rgt GD
Herman Goring living history society
Junkerschule Tolz living history society
SS FJR 500/600
ww2 Japanese reenactment assosiation
LW field Division reenactment society
POA reenactment group.
sonderverband 288 reenactment group

If your group portrays any Axis troops of WW2 and are interested in becoming a member of WARS please feel free to drop us a line. Membership is £10 per member and this covers you for PLI up to £5million cover WARS only forum. Advertisement via the WARS website. Joint displays at major shows across the UK if wanted and to be apart of an established organisation that caters for UK Axis reenactors.

http://www.wars.uk.net

wars_info@yahoo.co.uk


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:31 pm 
I would like to welcome sonderverband 288 and his sonderverband 288 ( Special Unit 288) DAK reenactment group to the WARS fold.

A brief history

Special Unit 288
The Sonderverband 288 was raised on July 1st, 1941 at Potsdam (near Berlin). It was composed of units from all over Germany.
Special Unit 288 or z.b.V.288, was also known as Combat Group Menton, after its commander. It originally contained crack units from all branches of the German army: anti-tank men, Alpine troops, engineers, and eventually 3 of the new StuG.III assault guns. There was also a company of Brandenburgers, trained for special operations behind enemy lines.
These units were intended to prepare the way for the DAK as it flowed across the Nile and into the Middle East and on to India. Their most important component was a group of interpreters with their own printing presses. These men knew all the languages that would be needed, from Arabic and Persian dialects to Hindi, Urdi and Sanskrit. There was also a specialized group who had been trained to seize and rebuild the oil fields of the region.
When it became obvious that Rommel's rush to the Nile was not going to be a cake walk, the 288th minus its interpreters and technicians was sent to Africa as special reinforcements. During the Gazala Line battles the 288th saw action supporting the Italian Ariete against the French forces defending Bir Hacheim at the southern tip of the British defenses. They also participated in the El Alamein battles, and the last of their StuG.IIIs was left behind for the British to contemplate.
By October 31 the Sonderverband 288 was reorganized and renamed Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment Afrika.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:07 am 
We will like to welcome Richard Underwood and the members of his group to WARS


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Thank you very much for the welcome on board, we are all very pleased to have been asked to join WARS (and gobsmacked that they would want us :lol: ) as we must surely be the scruffiest axis group around !!! we spend weeks ruining our kit so it looks the part straight from the desert.

we are also looking forward to displaying with WARS next year & being part of the larger axis family unit.....

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I am proud and happy to announce an additional two groups have entered the W.A.R.S. family of Axis groups.

8. SS-Kavallerie-Division Florian Geyer reenactment group no website at the moment

Volkssturm reenactment group portraying volkssturm units 1945 Website to follow

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I think that WARS and the groups therein set a very high standard.

Definitely helping UK reenactment get on the map as the standard to follow.

Just check out rich98k's stuff on the gallery. http://www.panzergrenadier.net/coppermi ... 0009&pos=2

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"8. SS-Kavallerie-Division Florian Geyer reenactment group no website at the moment "

Who why what when and where ?? :D

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@ Alex

On behalf of W.A.R.S. thanks for your comments, we try our best.

@ Gliderinf

It is a surprise !

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Thanks Alex!! :D

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oli4vercammen wrote:
Steve Das Reich wrote:
I am proud and happy to announce an additional two groups have entered the W.A.R.S. family of Axis groups.

8. SS-Kavallerie-Division Florian Geyer reenactment group no website at the moment

Volkssturm reenactment group portraying volkssturm units 1945 Website to follow


The Kavallerie unit, do they have riot trained horses? So that they don't get upset when there are battle noises? I would love to see horse mounted reenactors in full combat gear.


Last time this unit was suggested, I seem to remember conversation regarding a 'stuffed horse', and I'm not talking bizarre Brazillian porn sites! :wink:


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Behave "you big sportsman" :wink:

Olivier
The man who can answer the question for you is not a member of this forum anymore, contact Jon (Jon Das Reich) on one of the other forums and he can give you the info you require.

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I thought everyone knew - It's Jack Peiper innit? and the horse is in Czech Republic being restored.... ( Oh no - that's the truck!!!!)

Be nice to see Jack back - I missed him when he left DR at Detling last year... Top lad Jack and he looks the part whatever he does.....

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Last we heard Jack was moving to Germany, anyone hear from him still ?

Certainly a character and a half, but your right he always looked the part.

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Following up with the Jack story, Mick O` B, who does not bother with forums is still in contact with Jack, he is over here still and he has got the truck over apparently.

They will be using hired horses from the guys who hire out to re enactors, ex Police, Army and trained to deal with noise and crowds.

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I can ride (no jokes please) and I might fancy two pennorth of that.......

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