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by Bill Medland
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Favorite german song from ww2
Replies: 13
Views: 4920

Re: Favorite german song from ww2

My favorites are Dutch collaboration songs.............. In first place is " Daar Ging er een Scheepje" (There Sailed a Little Ship) and in second place is "Voorwaarts, Sturmsoldat" (Forward, Stormsoldier) Followed by any of the "Jeugdstorm" (NSB Youth) songs, for example "Wij zijn bereid" (We are p...
by Bill Medland
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Paperwork
Topic: Damaged Cigarette picture albums
Replies: 1
Views: 3423

Damaged Cigarette picture albums

I collect Third reich picture albums from cigarette companies and some of them are in a damaged state, books with damaged spines, pictures missing or stuck together etc. When they come in such a state the only option is to throw them away...... However, it is difficult to throw away a piece of histo...
by Bill Medland
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sven Hassel Dies
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Re: Sven Hassel Dies

No one will ever know the truth..........however, it was Sven Hassel books that got me interested in the Wehrmacht in the 70s
and hence involved with this hobby. My first ever Sven Hassel book was "Liquidate Paris".

Cheers, Bill.
by Bill Medland
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Can cliques be damaging to the continuation of the forum ?
Replies: 78
Views: 21674

Re: Can cliques be damaging to the continuation of the forum

Yes, I did notice that Stigroadie has been deactivated. Well at least Stigroadie will not be bombarding me with futher unwanted, unjustified Private Messages anymore, requesting that I quit this forum and support a walk out. He had my sympathy until he pulled that stunt early in the week. Cheers, Bi...
by Bill Medland
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Can cliques be damaging to the continuation of the forum ?
Replies: 78
Views: 21674

Re: Can cliques be damaging to the continuation of the forum

I have not been in contact with Alex direct (I have been working at a Railway Museum all day and have just come home), but I am sure that the forum will settle down and things will be back to normal in due course, the reason for saying that is because several people who had left the forum are indeed...
by Bill Medland
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who hates sewing uniform insignia?
Replies: 21
Views: 4717

Re: Who hates sewing uniform insignia?

OK, who has ever sewn on cufftitles, finished the job all nice and neat,
then tried on the tunic only to find it is not straight or that the two ends do not meet up! :shock:

What about NCO Tresse :?
by Bill Medland
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who hates sewing uniform insignia?
Replies: 21
Views: 4717

Re: Who hates sewing uniform insignia?

Salacious Crumb wrote:Bill I thought you where advertising for your new sewing service?

:lol:
Not a bad idea :lol: However the uniforms you see in the picture are not even for me to wear,
they are for other people who have asked me to help them :shock:
by Bill Medland
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who hates sewing uniform insignia?
Replies: 21
Views: 4717

Who hates sewing uniform insignia?

Who hates sewing uniform insignia? With the availability of a vast range of reenactment uniforms and insignia on the market, it has become easier to think about a new uniform, be it for use within your reenactment group or the beer tent at Beltring. I hate the sewing part and each time I finish a u...
by Bill Medland
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Can cliques be damaging to the continuation of the forum ?
Replies: 78
Views: 21674

Re: See Ya

Sadly there seems to be a lot of disputes on the forums recently. Most of them have their roots well outside the hobby, some are of a very private nature, that flare up and consume the whole reenactment scene. Of course in the 70s and 80s it was not all roses and we had the odd crisis, but they were...
by Bill Medland
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Can cliques be damaging to the continuation of the forum ?
Replies: 78
Views: 21674

Re: See Ya

Ever since i joined there has been the "know more than you crowd" Isnt that what you should expect? I've just joined a forum that covers a new interest I have. Everyone there knows more than I do. Thats what I would expect, what use to a new member is a forum where the new guys are the experts? Or ...
by Bill Medland
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Can cliques be damaging to the continuation of the forum ?
Replies: 78
Views: 21674

Re: See Ya

I have not been active online due to various reasons, including health, recently. I have also not been in contact with individuals on both sides since Beltring, it has all been a surprise to me! So I was very distressed and saddened to read what has been going on, both here and elsewhere :( As a mem...
by Bill Medland
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting question - kneeling while captured
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

Re: Interesting question - kneeling while captured

From a personal point I would not like to be kneeling whilst surrendering, it allows for a boot in the teeth from an enemy boot. I would wish to be standing, if possible making myself look bigger to the one taking me prisoner. Standing, one can fend off any possible blows better and "roll" with a hi...
by Bill Medland
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Your Reenactment Group
Topic: WW2 Reichsbahn
Replies: 9
Views: 5700

Re: WW2 Reichsbahn

Looking great bill, i would guess the insignia was not cheap since it looks origional (not much repro stuff available for the unusual badges) The collar badges were about £20 (original pre-war) The shunters trade badge was £4 (maybe a late 40s post-war?) The shoulder straps £30 (original wartime). ...
by Bill Medland
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Your Reenactment Group
Topic: WW2 Reichsbahn
Replies: 9
Views: 5700

Re: WW2 Reichsbahn

I have just completed the jacket insignia :D

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by Bill Medland
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Your Reenactment Group
Topic: WW2 Reichsbahn
Replies: 9
Views: 5700

Re: WW2 Reichsbahn

Thanks Dave, the cap took several weeks to put together and the jacket should be ready
in about two weeks time.

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