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memphis_belle

Last weekend we had a great honor and pleasure to participate in the 70th anniversary of the Great Escape in Sagan, Poland. Stalag Luft III was a Luftwaffe-run prisoner-of-war camp during World War II which is best known for two famous prisoner escapes that took place there by tunneling, which were depicted in the films The Great Escape (1963) and The Wooden Horse (1950). During four days spent in Sagan we prepared a static display dedicated to liberation of allied POWs in Europe by the US Army in 1945, participated in the re-enactment and met a lot of fantastic people including Andrew Wiseman and Charles Clarke, ex-British POWs from the northern compound.

 

All the following photos were taken at the POW Camps Museum in Sagan:

 

 

A reconstructed barrack, exactly the same as prisoners used to live in:

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Myself as a Flight Nurse in the ETO field uniform:

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POW Camps Museum - small USAAF collection:

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Me again in a German outhouse:

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Andrew Wiseman among reenactors:

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This is just for fun :)

 

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Very interesting.

Keep up the good work.

 

Btw, at the base of the monument in Lanzerath is a dug up mortar tube part (end cap).

The clover leaf shaped item.

Probably found in the area (I found dozens of them in the Ouren area back in the 1980s).

 

Erwin

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memphis_belle

Some new pictures taken during this year's Military Zone in Gostyn, Poland!

Theme: Hawaii

 

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memphis_belle

Military Fashion Show: Uniforms of Women in the Armed Forces during WWII:

 

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They are all great pictures! Thanks for posting them! I love the picture of all of the women. It looks like British on the right, American in the middle, and what country is on the right of the first group picture?

 

....Kat

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They are all great pictures! Thanks for posting them! I love the picture of all of the women. It looks like British on the right, American in the middle, and what country is on the right of the first group picture?

 

....Kat

 

Far right looks Soviet, and the second from right is Polish I think .

 

Great pics!

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memphis_belle

You're right, Nack.

In the first picture, girl on the far right is Soviet. Second from right is Polish Armed Forces in the East.

 

In the second picture from right:

- Polish Red Cross, 1939

- 3 girls doing Women's Army Auxiliary Service (WAAS - Polish unit)

- Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC - British unit)

- 2 girls doing U.S.S.R

- Emilia Plater 1st Independent Women's Battalion (Polish unit)

- Polish nurse

- USSR

- Polish Armed Forces in the East

- me and my friend doing Army Nurse Corps

- 4 girls doing Women's Army Corps

- 2 girls doing Nachrichtenhelferin des Heeres

- 3 girls doing Flakhelferin

 

You can see a full album on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.786044521427337.1073741854.464093013622491&type=1

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Love the Lady's impressions, never enough. As for the critique of the new lady's impressions, those are good observations, and hair and such are the hardest to get right. After all, it takes commitment to change your look in that way. Also, a detail that most new reenactors just don't think about. They are concentrating on the big picture. Well done to all!

 

As for the lady with her leggings laced wrong, not that uncommon. When I was training Naval Recruits, the recruits wore leggings for 4 weeks. Even after four weeks, some would lace them backwards, or with the hooks on the inside! Of course, they only did THAT once, as they would hook their feet together, trip and fall on their faces! Quick lesson on how NOT to put on your leggings ;)

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I have some new pictures for you! These were taken in December during the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

 

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"Flag of Friendship" Ceremony in St. Vith.
With Herbert "Mike" Sheaner, G Company, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division.

 

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"Flag of Friendship" Ceremony in St. Vith.

 

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99th Infantry Division monument in Lanzerath. Battle of Lanzerath Ridge was fought on December 16, 1944, the first day of the Battle of the Bulge, near the town of Lanzerath, Belgium. It was fought between 18 men belonging to an American reconnaissance platoon commanded by a 20 year old Lieutenant Lyle Bouck, four U.S. Forward Artillery Observers, and a battalion of about 500 German paratroopers. During a day-long confrontation, the American reconnaissance men inflicted dozens of casualties on the Germans.

 

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Fort de la Chartreuse, Liege
28th General Hospital 09.1944 - 07.1945

 

 

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And more:

 

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Le Memorial du Mardasson, Bastogne

 

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77th Evacuation Hospital - Haute École Charlemagne, Verviers

 

 

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Flight Nurse 1st Lt. Wilma R. Vinsant

 

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The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten

 

 

 

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"Flag of Friendship" Ceremony in St. Vith.
With Bernard “Barney” Mayrsohn, 423rd Cannon Company, 106th Infantry Division.

 

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Today I have a 8mm film for you. It was taken by my friend Łukasz during our stay in Belgium in December 2014. It features a ceremony in St Vith with 106thID veterans, American cemetery in Margraten, Lanzerath and Verviers - the very place where the 77th Evacuation Hospital was located during the war.

 

Link:

Make sure to visit Łukasz's facebook page as you'll find more of his war correspondent creative output there: Kamera Wojny https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kamera-Wojny/1410852452552214

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memphis_belle

Hello!

 

Here I am with another set of photos. They were taken on May 1-3, 2015 in Pilsen, Czech Republic, during the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.

 

Photographer: Kamera Wojny

 

I hope you'll enjoy them!

 

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I don't say this often as I've been in the hobby for so long;

I'm impressed. Very, very impressed.

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