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WW1 German Groups in the UK

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:12 pm
by czartank
Just having got off the phone with an event organiser- he left me with an interesting question- how many WW1 German groups are there in the UK? I only know of two-IR28 and Sturmabteilung Brandt- we also have a solitary Saxon artilleryman in our group - does anyone know of any others?

Re: WW1 German Groups in the UK

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:40 pm
by 450 Martini
The Birmingham pals have a section who represent Hessisches Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr.116 and they can turn out a good section. there are a few images here on the group page.

http://www.birminghampals.com/german.html

Re: WW1 German Groups in the UK

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:21 pm
by czartank
I thought they'd disbanded, good to know they are still about

Re: WW1 German Groups in the UK

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:27 pm
by 450 Martini
I thought they'd disbanded,
Far from it, in fact recruitment for both British and German sections is at a all time high. we are lucky in that we are one of the few WW1 groups that have acsess to a Replica Trench system (at the Staffs regiment museum) which is a far better place to hold a WW1 battle than the standard farmers field, Going over the top in the dark into heavy machine gun fire is certainly one of the most adrenaline fueled things i have ever done in reenactment.