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Men in old uniforms! [15 Apr 2011|10:41pm]

And yup, the last one is Winston Churcill :)


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bás-relief [15 Mar 2009|02:54pm]

The image below is an album cover. A soldier of what army is featured on it? Thank you in advance!

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WW2 Days - Reenactor Registration Open [14 Jul 2009|06:16pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Registration for Midwest's largest WWII living history event is now open.

If you are interested in reserving space for your own unit, you need to do so ASAP (deadline Sept 1st), they fill up fast.

The following is the Reenactor Information website:


Here is the registration website:


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USAF Service Dress Uniform [08 Aug 2008|03:01am]

For Halloween this year I plan to dress as Brigadier General Jack O'Neill from Stargate SG-1. The only problem is finding a United States Air Force Service Dress Uniform.

Can you guys all help me out with this???
Much thanks...

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i... [12 May 2008|09:44am]

...just joined this community, so thought i'd say hi.

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WW2 German repro stuff for sale... [05 Feb 2008|06:11pm]

[ mood | awake ]

I'm selling off all my WW2 German repros in order to fund my dream WW1 German uniform.

Haven't decided prices for these yet...London-based folks who are interested are welcome to come round and inspect the goods.

* Decent film-surplus M1940 (I think) feldgrau uniform tunic (with insignia from Soldier of Fortune added) for a private soldier of the LSSAH Pz. Gren. division (has SS runes on one side of collar and blank patch on the other, LSSAH cuff title, sleeve eagle, removable LSSAH cypher slides on white-piped black shoulder straps). NB: shoulder straps are reversable to white-piped feldgrau. Only problem is no belthooks, but these could be added.
* Late war enlisted man's Army collar litzen and breast eagle insignia, removed from above when I rebadged it.
* Waffen-SS 'oakleaf' pattern reversable (summer/autumn) camo smock - 2nd pattern with foliage loops and pockets (Soldier of Fortune).
* Quality feldgrau trousers (Soldier of Fortune) in correct pattern with all pockets etc., too big for me and need some buttons replacing which I will do before I sell them.
* Kriegsmarine canteen with cup and cover (genuine?)
* Pair of green canvas MP44 sturmgewehr ammo pouches with leather fittings (genuine?)
* Y-straps with one broken belt hook end.
* Early post-war Bundeswehr / Bundesgrenzschutz helmet with incorrect liner and leather chin strap.
* 1 each Army and Waffen-SS enlisted man's belt buckles.

* E-tool and brown leather carrier of completely unknown (to me) origin, appears to be designed for wearing by itself (without a bayonet). Tool is a non-folding square-headed type with ball-ended handle. Looks 50+ yrs old easily.

Edit: Also a decent mess tin (SoF again) with black leather strap.

Drop me a comment if interested.


[26 Jan 2007|06:27pm]

NEVER WORN Vintage Avirex Sheepskin Flight Vest!

A must for any military fashion/ militaria collection!



Uniforms and Military Gear!! [25 Nov 2006|08:52pm]

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Uniform question. [16 Oct 2006|02:04pm]

I hope this isn't out of order for this community but it seemed to be the most obvious choice and the one that would have more knowledgeable people.

I am doing research on Russian Imperial Army uniforms. I'm trying to find ones that would be red overall with golden epilets, the rest I'm not sure about. Who would have worn such uniforms and when?

If you guys know of a better place (on or off LJ) to direct this question, please tell me.

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Third Reich Luftwaffe Dagger.... candlesticks?? [07 Jul 2006|11:35pm]

I found these items at a yard sale and am looking for more information about them.

These are two candlesticks made out of pieces of aluminum painted black as well as the hilts of what resemble two Nazi first model Luftwaffe daggers. The swastikas on the pommel and cross guard are gold-colored and the pommel and hand guard appear to be made of aluminum. The grips differ from issued Luftwaffe daggers in that they are made of ivory colored plastic or resin and wrapped with silver bullion type wire. Overall the details are very crisp and clean.

Altogether the candlesticks are 8.5" high and are about 4.25" wide at the cross guard. The pommel is about 1.25" in diameter and somewhere around 0.5" thick.

The man holding the sale said that these candlesticks were bought by his father in the 1940s or 1950s in Germany. His father had been told that the designs on the dagger hilts were not Nazi swastikas but good luck sign swastikas and under that impression, the father presented them to his own wife as a present and they've been in the family ever since.

My best guess is that they were made after the war out of leftover inventories of unused dagger parts. I have not been able to locate anything else like them online so far so I turn to you.

I have included links to two photographs of the candlesticks so hopefully someone can help me out as to what these really are and how much they might be worth.




I greatly appreciate any help you might be able to give me and look forward to reading your responses. :)

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can you help me identify nationality of coats? [11 Jun 2006|06:57pm]

[ mood | awake ]

...I found a few old coats today in bags in my house, and they are WWII era, some sort of European, and I don't have photos. One says A.C.B. 1941, and some have three crowns on the inside back of the coats, and some have one. Some have lapel insignia or epaulet insignia, all very modest and nothing glaring like SS or Russian sickle and star, or on the buttons either. All of them are a medium green wool...I have not found these on military sites, and would love to know if there are good sites that show actual museum specimens...thanks!

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Lanyard? [04 Jun 2006|06:34pm]

I don't mean to be cheeky as I have only just joined this community, but I am very much hoping that somebody can help me. My sincere apologies before hand if this is not appropriate.

I have been looking for a WWII British Navy lanyard and have so far come up with absolutely nothing. The militaria shop I know of doesn't stock them and I've had no luck on line. I would be willing to give making one a go if push came to shove but I have no idea of how to even start. During a swing by to Portsmouth dockyard today I found out from a rather official looking gentleman that the knot used is the crown knot but that's about all I know .. other than the cord is white. I have been to the naval section of the library but all the photos I have seen, have the lanyard pretty much obscured from view, I can just about make out the knot and the loop below.

So this leads me onto my actual point .. would anyone know either where I could purchase one or be able to point me toward directions to make one or even just a clear photograph of one. Thank you in advance.

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Attention all of you sexy gentlemen who know how to look good. I have this uber gorgeous WW2 German style tunic up for sale. Made of good quality black leather and comes with a "guarantee" ;oP to make all those sexy subs (and some of us doms) drool! Never worn, perfect condition, size L - XL

German Tunic

You can find this beauty here; http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZkhaotikgirl

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[29 Jan 2006|05:53pm]

Do any of you happen to know if http://www.majorsurplusnsurvival.com is a reputable site?
If this sort of thing is not allowed I will take it down.
Thank you.

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Soviet Russia uniform [09 Dec 2005|03:16pm]

Hey guys! I'm selling this brand new Authentic Soviet Russia Army Coat on eBay. I wish it fit me better, I would've kept it for myself. Click the link for more photos and info!

Here's a pic of me modeling it. Comments welcome :)



[25 Nov 2005|03:56pm]
I need to raise some funds quick. so I am selling some of my ww2 German reenactment gear, first refusals on here, if not they will go on ebay.

Gasmask tin - original 1940s, decent condition, a few scratches, still with strap. £20
Post war breadbag, very similar to wartime item. £5
Butter dish for the above (round bakalite)£5
Post war Y-straps - almost identical to wartime. £20
Mess tins, post war but almost same as ww2 - £10
Waterbottle - original, 1939 dated, with bakalite cup and all straps - good cond but dont drink out of it! £20
K98 ammo pouches - good condition £35
K98 bayonet in scabbard - very nice silver blade, excellent condition, wooden grip - parade style. £30

Thats about all i can think of at the moment - someone must want something, I can probably arrange foreign posting.


Any offers ? [04 Nov 2005|09:18am]

Genuine Orlando Police Dept short sleeve uniform shirt (chocolate brown) with Orlando PD badges on each sleeve (15 and a half inch neck)


Orlando Police Dept adjustable "baseball" cap with PD badge on front

Anyone interested in giving me an offer for this lot ?

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Luftwaffe jacket for sale [02 Oct 2005|11:20pm]
In pristine condition, medium.

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Asking $30. I accept PayPal, cash, and postal money orders.


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I don't know if this is acceptable as a post but .... [14 Sep 2005|07:25pm]

[ mood | exhausted ]

We're looking to move so (as my part of the deal) I'm having to look to clear some kit so if there's anyone interested I've listed some of the stuff that I'm looking to sell. Any offers ?


2nd Lieutenant's Dress (Parade Ground) Uniform (Circa 1960's)

This is a "Royal Signals" officers Parade Ground uniform (Black with Red stripe along the trousers)

Size Chest size 38-39, Waist size 33-34)



Metropolitan Police Waterproof Coat
No size given but "Large"


Fire Brigade Jackets

(All of these are unissued stock and have identification inside showing them to be authentic and from the London Fire & Civil Defence Authority {LFCDA})

1) Size 36R (Chest)
2) Size 36 (Chest) - this tunic has the LFB badge under the chest pocket
3) Size 44 (Chest) - this tunic has the LFB badge under the chest pocket



RAF Flight Lieutenant's Tunic (with medal ribbon for South Atlantic Medal {Falklands War} )

(One button needs replacing)


2nd Lieutenant's Uniform (Korean War vintage) - dated 1953

This is a 1949 Pattern "Royal Signals" officers uniform (Battle dress tunic - Chest size 38-39, Waist size 33-34) with matching 49 Pattern officer's trousers


So........ any offers please

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[11 Aug 2005|03:21pm]
Fellow Canadians, have a look at what the CBC is working on:


Nifty! :D I wish I qualified. ;)

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Luftwaffe HBT Trousers [08 Aug 2005|04:19pm]

//UPDATED w/info & pics

I just bought a pair of Luftwaffe HBT trousers (blue)... the people who I bought it from had no idea what they were (which I think is the reason the price was so cheap) other than that they were German and I'm unsure if they're repro or originals and am trying to locate some kind of mark but can't... the pants look exactly like they should if they were WWII and the pockets look like they have been replaced, as well as with some of the buttons

- slash pockets
- single rt. pocket on the back
- button/loop for fitting

I paid a ridiculously cheap amount for this and don't care whether or not they are genuine or not, but if they were where would I find the mark and about what year would they have been in service... someone who's seen them suggested that the lack of a mark might indicate that they were tailor made for an individual, but I'm not sure
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Veterans' Weekend - Ft. Snelling, MN July 2005 [01 Aug 2005|03:41pm]



Lady Reenactors Needed (xposted) [27 Jul 2005|11:10am]

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WWII Veterans' Weekend, Historic Ft. Snelling, MN July 30 & 31 [27 Jul 2005|11:10am]

Dates: July 30, 2005, July 31, 2005
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fee: $8 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children ages 6 to 17. Free admission for veterans and their households, and children age 5 and under

An encampment just outside of the fort's walls will feature displays of original World War II uniforms, restored 1940s military vehicles and historic reenactments. Demonstrations of tactics, weapons and training will take place every 30 minutes. Inside the fort's walls, the year is 1827 and soldiers and their families will go about their daily activities.


Historic Fort Snelling
Hwy 5 and Post Rd
St Paul, MN 55488


Liberty Days: Antigo, WI July 2005 (X-posted) [19 Jul 2005|03:59pm]


These are some ladies (Mother and two daughters) who portray Mechanics with the US Army 3rd Div.

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WWI Zeppelin crew [15 Jul 2005|10:58am]

Looking for a source of repro WWI Zeppelin officers uniform. ie Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliches marine)with correct markings for Naval Zeppelin division, Zeppelin flight badge, and leather watch-coat.
I know the basics of the uniform, but am a bit unsure of the correct Naval Zeppelin division (sleeve?)markings - any help?


Swing Dance July 22nd (x-posted) [14 Jul 2005|10:57pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

Wabasha Street Caves
215 Wabasha Street S, Saint Paul, MN

When : 
Friday, July 22, 7:15pm to Midnight

All ages event
Lesson start at 7:15
Live music from 8:00 - 12:00
$8.00 at the door


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need a good repro [05 Jul 2005|06:23am]

hi all, i was just wondering if any of you guys know of any good sites/ sellers that do cheap but well made repro german ww2 uniforms (esp/ the black ss kind), my partner has been aching to get one to wear to various fetish clubs but we can't find any sellers that do reasonably priced full outfits. i would appreciate any links!


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Swing in the 4th of July! (x-Posted) [27 Jun 2005|02:20pm]

[ mood | In the mood, duh! ]

July 4th, 2005


7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

3 hours of live swing music and NO COVER!

Fireworks immediately following!



CAF Airshow, Redwing, MN JUN 05 [27 Jun 2005|02:20pm]

Me and my photo early war set up:

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Great Uniform Resource site! [13 Jun 2005|09:41am]

Cross posted to militarycouture and others

1920 French Cavalry Captain uniform. I like, a lot.

This and many other international uniforms can be seen at: Uniforms Through The Ages

Fabulous Uniform resource!


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Discover Aviation Days Hanger Dance, May 21, 2005 Blaine, MN [22 May 2005|01:10pm]

Click for more photos:

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[19 May 2005|09:08am]

British Army Women in Yorkshire, U.K. 1999Collapse )


My weekend hanging out in WWII (X-posted) [17 May 2005|02:06am]

[ mood | exhausted ]

I attended the Charles City Military History Days event this past weekend. In between talking with visitors and freezing to death, I managed to take a few pics. Click on the photo below to see more:

In two weeks -- Pearl Harbor Reenactment with Tora, Tora, Tora Squadron!

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[12 May 2005|03:44pm]

Here are some pics of me dressed in a U.S. Civil War uniform

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[09 May 2005|01:47am]



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New to community [03 May 2005|11:09pm]

Hi, I'm Troy.

I live in St. Paul, MN. I am an independent filmmaker and amature photographer and a big fan off all things 1930's and 40's. I am also a WWII Living History Reenactor.

Glad to see more of these communities out there.


My Photo Album:


Cool retro/living history websites:







Pearl Harbor Reenactment -- Urgent Call for Reenactors [03 May 2005|04:43pm]

Attention Fellow Reenactors:

I'm sorry for the short notice, but a very unique and exciting opportunity has come up.

The Southern Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is having it's annual air show May 27, 28 and 29 at the Red Wing Municipal Airport in Bay City, WI.

As part of the event they have booked the CAF's Tora, Tora, Tora Squadron to perform a Pearl Harbor reenactment with pyro.  I have suggested to the local wing to include reenactors on the ground to interact with what the Tora, Tora, Tora planes are doing.  They loved the idea.  I explained that this is a very busy time for reenactors and that 4 weeks is difficult to arrange such an event.  They have set a May 14th deadline to determine whether the necessary reenactor involvment is there or not.

With that said, I am putting out this call to all Reenactors who are interested in participating in this event.

The scenario:  Pearl Harbor attack on Army Air Field, 07 DEC 1941

Reenactors required:

At least 20 men and women in the following impressions:

Early War US Impressions:

Army Sentries on patrol
Air Corps Ground Crew
Air Corps pilots
Army/Navy Nurses & medics
Naval Personnel

If you are interested, please send and email with the requested information below.

In addition to the Pearl Harbor reenactment, they are other additional reenacting events during the show including:

Friday the 27th is an Education day, they are looking for any reenactor impression to do static displays for bus loads of school kids for this day.
ETO public battle (open to Alllied and German impressions)
Living History display for all WWII impressions and vehicles
One site camping for the entire event
Meals will be provided
Transportation for period vehicles can be arranged.

Please forward this notice to anyone you think may be interested in participating in any of the above activities.  For more info about the air show visit:  www.wingsoffreedom.org

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Need help identifying US army patch [01 May 2002|11:47pm]

Hey all! I recently picked up a US Army sargeant's dress uniform tunic and this patch was on the shoulder. I haven't been able to find any information about this, and to be honest, the number of different patches denoting various batallions, branches, legions, etc . . . is quite staggering. So, I'm going to post a photo of the patch here. Hope someone can help! Thanks!


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M-42 Helmet Cover [14 Apr 2005|05:43pm]

Anyone have an m-42 helmet cover pattern (I don't mean camouflage pattern, I mean sewing pattern)... I have plenty of pics of covers so I know what the layout is like and I have some extra tan and water material so I figured I'd sew a helmet cover out of it... if not I can make one myself with paper, but if someone can save me the effort it'd be appreciated... luckily I come from many generations of German tailors

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New Military Style themed LJ Community! [14 Apr 2005|03:35pm]


Announcing a new LJ community for people who enjoy military uniforms as well as military styled clothing. Check it out at: Military Couture

Hope to see you there!


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!!! (X-posted) [09 Apr 2005|06:18am]


Ladies! Don't let your history be lost!!!Collapse )

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Me... [07 Mar 2005|01:24pm]
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

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my first "semi" complete impression [18 Nov 2004|05:59pm]


Luftwaffe field division uniform 1944

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[02 Nov 2004|10:34am]

Does anyone know where I can find some good pics of the U.S. Army uniform that was worn by the soldiers in the Spanish American War?

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Hello all! [23 Sep 2004|12:31am]

I have been on vacation, and while on my travels, I met a fellow who has quite a collection of Imperial German, and assorted allied WW1 uniforms. He even has a few uniform items supposedly owned by Kaiser Wilhelm. Some shoulderboards, and ribbon bars. It all looks absolutely beautiful, and I believe he has completely authentic items.

Does anyone have any good pics of WW1 uniforms? The Navy uniforms, and Aviator tunics are absolutely beautiful!

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Women in (their boyfriends) uniforms [12 Sep 2004|10:35am]
These are photos that the German troops used to take of their girlfriends/wives wearing their uniforms, the troops would keep them as a momento when they went back to the front.

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This might be a little bit of subject [05 Sep 2004|08:40am]

WWII plane wrecks to Germany
Carin Pettersson 31.08.04 11:46

Two WWII bomb planes will be collected from the lake Jonsvatnet in Trondheim, Norway, and returned to Germany, an operation paid by the Germans.

The recovery mission will cost millions, and without German funding the planes would most likely have remained at 74 meters depth at Trondheim’s drinking water source, but the Germans have agreed to collect the bill. In addition, the Armed Forces Museum in Bodø will receive an airworthy Starfighter from the 60s from the Germans.

«We are going to take what we need from the two plane wrecks,» explained Rolf Scheen, director of the museum, to Avisenes Nyhetsbyrå (ANB). «The Germans will get two airframes they don’t already have.»

«We have been criticized for wanting to give away these planes to Germany, but we have these plane types already,» Sheen stated, and who assured that Norwegian war history and Norwegian interest were protected in the best possible way in this trade.

The lake Jonsvatnet contains the rests of two of Nazi Germany’s most effective weapons, a Junkers 88 and a Heinkel 111. In the end of April 1940, Luftwaffe used the ice-covered lake as an emergency landing ground. However, this time the landing gear of the planes went through the ice, and the planes sank.

taken from here http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/english/article272719.ece

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Check it! [29 Aug 2004|09:59am]

[ mood | content ]

I just graduated from Indoc yesterday afternoon.

Me in my Salt n' Peppers.


That's it for now. Bada-Bang!

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American Ace of Aces [12 Aug 2004|05:08pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

My that Eddie Rickenbacker was a sharp dressed fellow ?

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