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by Sasha
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)
Replies: 31
Views: 11950

Re: Honest Opinion Wanted (I know that I will get it here)

There's a 1918 example on Milweb right now for £425 plus shipping. Or have a look round Gunstar - always loads on there. You can get airsoft No.4s and I did see some traffic about an airsoft SMLE a while back but that's probably only out in Japan if it exists at all. But airsofts are getting better ...
by Sasha
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Yugoslav Partizans
Replies: 3
Views: 2781

Re: Yugoslav Partizans

No-one has done specifically Yugoslav partisans that I am aware of. I have seen groups doing French Resistance (of widely varying quality) and Dutch Resistance (usually better) and the various RKKA groups in the UK - I'm a member of one - have done partisan portrayals in the past. There are only a f...
by Sasha
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII uniform suppliers
Replies: 23
Views: 10173

Re: WWII uniform suppliers

ZoeRPM wrote:There's probably still quite a bit of WWII kit still stocked by government surplus stores.
You'd be wrong there...
by Sasha
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 finnish tunic buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 4763

Re: WW2 finnish tunic buttons

Failing that I've found out that there's a guy in St Petersburg who reproduces them. Let me know if you want to be put ion touch with him.

Not a great picture but these are some of the guys who reenact Finnish over there.

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by Sasha
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 finnish tunic buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 4763

Re: WW2 finnish tunic buttons

I'll ask my friends in Piter.
by Sasha
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Passchendaele film
Replies: 20
Views: 8241

Re: Passchendaele film

also a bit difficult to explain to him why these 2 were grunting and thrusting away at each other my thoughts about Enemy at the Gates too. No matter how pretty Rachel Weisz (or Jude Law if you like that kind of thing) they would be a bit ewwwww after several months fighting the naaaasties. Or do a...
by Sasha
Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Artillery Volunteers
Replies: 2
Views: 2746

Re: Artillery Volunteers

The Long, Long Trail has Territorial Force 1st Line - 49th Division as having a battery in Heckmondwike.

http://www.1914-1918.net/rfa_units.htm scroll down just over half way.
by Sasha
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Passchendaele film
Replies: 20
Views: 8241

Re: Passchendaele film

Beneath Hill 60.

That's what you want to get...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1418646/
by Sasha
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 25389

Re: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?

The Retreat by Patrick Rambaud about Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. Picked this up on a whim in the library.

He's not scared to leave out the big battles and doesn't feel the need to tie off all the loose ends.
by Sasha
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII British gaiter sizes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4610

Re: WWII British gaiter sizes?

Good point. Brit kit is pretty much a mystery to me. I can tell you that some units recommend size 4 but most seem to say size 3 is OK and the commonest, as you've already noticed.
by Sasha
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII British gaiter sizes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4610

Re: WWII British gaiter sizes?

Have you asked Sabre Sales? They might even have what you need.
by Sasha
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Where would I go to sell these?
Replies: 3
Views: 2307

Re: Where would I go to sell these?

for all things german go to www.wehrmacht-awards.com you might even get a buyer who will pay market value and and be looking for a bargain.
by Sasha
Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Sword suppliers
Replies: 13
Views: 5848

Re:

...shall simply have to retrain later for the correct weight/handling, when the period one arrives! You should not have a favorite weapon. To become over-familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well. You should not copy others, but use weapons which you can handly...
by Sasha
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lyhtam St Annes WWII event 21st & 2nd August 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3860

Re: Lyhtam St Annes WWII event 21st & 2nd August 2010

Try the NWWW2A - there's a few of them here http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum

edited for carp spollink
by Sasha
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Meet the Ancestors
Replies: 4
Views: 1659

Re: Meet the Ancestors

Meet the Ancestors was an entertaining and fun bit of fluff. Not the Ne Plus Ultra of historical docco making. Myself, I tend to measure historical programming against the old Chronicle series (I especially enjoyed the programmes they did on 'excavation' of Armada wrecks back in the day - yes, I am ...
by Sasha
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: French Foreign Legion POWs
Replies: 10
Views: 4011

Re: French Foreign Legion POWs

Daniel Ezra wrote:No I can't remember her name, but she died only a couple of months ago.
Suasan Travers....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8271773.stm

Pearl Cornioley is one of my favourites from wartime...("There was nothing civil about what I did." 8-) )
by Sasha
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Favorite Historica, Period Drama/Action Films.
Replies: 40
Views: 10550

Botwot wrote:...the bet at the siege of La Rochelle...
You realise you're getting old when, at the Dover Castle gig last month, you suggest having 'breakfast on the bastion' to your comrades and they all look at you blankly......... :cry:
by Sasha
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Boot advice for the 1930's
Replies: 8
Views: 4985

Check out the pages of La Columna

http://www.lacolumna.org.uk/civilian_clothes.htm
by Sasha
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 10629

Doesn't even take a particularly large bomb...the Kennington one was only reckoned to be a 25kg one. the shelter was just a bad design.

http://www.vauxhallandkennington.org.uk ... ragedy.pdf
by Sasha
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lewis Machine Gun
Replies: 12
Views: 4275

Saw one for sale at Chatham at the weekend (first time in over five years - though I don't go every month), didn't even bother looking at the price.
by Sasha
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1914 civilians
Replies: 4
Views: 2463

by Sasha
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1940s in N Lincs/Humberside
Replies: 6
Views: 3143

These guys may be able to help with civilian...

http://www.homefrontfriends.org.uk/
by Sasha
Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Redcar
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Possibly something to do with the Keira Knightley film about Dunkirk. I'm pretty sure there was filming in Redcar a couple of weeks back.

http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/v ... c&start=96
by Sasha
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Russian Re-enactment
Replies: 22
Views: 6340

John Most don't rate them saying they don't actually produce a lot of noise, though I'm speaking from a position of ignorance never having seen one fire. On the practical side they do seem like a pain as you have to recover all your 'rounds' after firing. Alan - I know, I know. We just seem unable t...
by Sasha
Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Russian Re-enactment
Replies: 22
Views: 6340

Oh, John I wouldn't try to get one of them through Customs. It almost certainly counts as a Section 5 under UK legislation.
by Sasha
Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Russian Re-enactment
Replies: 22
Views: 6340

Most of the public (bless 'em) wouldn't know NKVD uniforms if they jumped up and bit them on the bum. The 13th GRD (my unit) don't depict any of the Organs of State (Terror or otherwise, Border Guards, Convoy Troops, Railway Troops yada yada) other than the armed forces. It's a choice, we concentrat...
by Sasha
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Russian Re-enactment
Replies: 22
Views: 6340

To get a blank firer either private sale or have it made to order.

I can think of two people who make bfers and only one of them has experience with Soviet weapons though the other says they will be working on a prototype Shpagina soon.
by Sasha
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Russian Re-enactment
Replies: 22
Views: 6340

Deactivated is what it says, i.e. it will no longer function. Any attempt to turn it into a blank firer is seen as an attempt to reactivate it and will get you five years at Her Majesty's Pleasure :wink: . Bolt actions can be owned on an FAC1. For full auto there are custom made blank firers that ar...
by Sasha
Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Russian Re-enactment
Replies: 22
Views: 6340

Well, the guys in that picture are top flight RKKA reenactors if they're doing it I'd suggest it's right.
by Sasha
Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Russian Re-enactment
Replies: 22
Views: 6340

(Brown putties for RKKA and black ones for NKVD troops - things you learn eh?) Nyet Tovarishch - it's a great deal simpler than that. Black puttees are worn with black low boots as an alternative to sapogi and are intended to mimic the appearance of sapogi. They can be worn by any troops not just N...