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Grossdeutschland (www.gdrecon.co.uk)

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:19 pm
by Heer Adler
Hello to some who may know me on here, if you dont, hello anyway... :D

Our group depicts rifle men of the armoured reconnaissance battalion in the elite Wehrmacht Division - Grossdeutschland, that saw service in most of the main theatres of war on the Eastern front.

We strive to set the highest possible standards in all areas of our portrayal - from our uniforms and equipment to our living history displays, battle reenactments and beer tenting!

So if you are interested in us or re-enacting with a friendly, rapidly growing group, with a ever increasing and exciting events calender - please take a look at our web site:

www.gdrecon.co.uk

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:43 pm
by HJ
Wow- I've just been and visited your web site, and I must say a very slick site indeed.

Congratulations on possibly one of the best re-enactment group web sites I've visited lately, the style really suits the period your protraying.

Well done :wink:

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:50 pm
by Sani
not worth biggin it up here chaps, this forum is ruled by the pointy stick gang, they get first lookin for recruits. You'll have to come back to panzergrenadier.net. :wink:

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:58 pm
by HJ
Sorry ?

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:52 pm
by HJ
With regards to German living history/reenactment are there any HJ groups about?
I've never seen any myself, however I mainly move in the English Civil War era circle so I don't see that much in the way of WW2 groups.

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:43 pm
by Sani
HJ wrote:With regards to German living history/reenactment are there any HJ groups about?
I've never seen any myself, however I mainly move in the English Civil War era circle so I don't see that much in the way of WW2 groups.


SBG have a HitlerJugend section for their youngsters; Whilst KP1 portray 12th SS HJ.

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:11 pm
by Heer Adler
Thanks for the kind words about the site HJ - its good to know that we're getting something right :D

Not sure how old you are, or if you're set on doing HJ, but if you want to find out more about our group, we have a forum you can join and meet some of our members and ask any questions you might have.

http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/index.php?mforum=gdr

Cheers
Neil.

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:25 pm
by HJ
Heer Adler wrote:Thanks for the kind words about the site HJ - its good to know that we're getting something right :D

Not sure how old you are, or if you're set on doing HJ, but if you want to find out more about our group, we have a forum you can join and meet some of our members and ask any questions you might have.

http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/index.php?mforum=gdr

Cheers
Neil.


Many thanks Neil

And thankyou for the invite to you forum, I visited it early this evening, very interesting. I'm not totally set on a HJ impression as I'm 23 although I have a small frame so i could carry it off.
I've been interested in German Army of WW2 for sometime now, but i'm no expert on the subject.
I've been buying field equipment for a little while now, but I'm unsure about the best place to buy a Tunic in terms of quality and price, are there any dealers you would recommend?

Regards Greg.

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:15 am
by Heer Adler
PM sent mate - hope to talk soon :wink:

Neil

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:38 pm
by HJ
Many thanks for your help Neil :wink:

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:39 pm
by HJ
Sani wrote:
HJ wrote:With regards to German living history/reenactment are there any HJ groups about?
I've never seen any myself, however I mainly move in the English Civil War era circle so I don't see that much in the way of WW2 groups.


SBG have a HitlerJugend section for their youngsters; Whilst KP1 portray 12th SS HJ.


Hello Sani, thank you for the suggestions, are you a member of these groups?

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:05 pm
by Sani
I was a member of Kompanie 1 for a year, I am a member of AFRA. I would strongly advise that you dont contact the SBG in concern to joining their HJ section as no offence, but you are a little too old to be re-enacting HJ even if you do have a small frame.

Kompanie 1 as 12th SS HitlerJugend Division is more up your ally.

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:49 pm
by HJ
Sani wrote:I was a member of Kompanie 1 for a year, I am a member of AFRA. I would strongly advise that you dont contact the SBG in concern to joining their HJ section as no offence, but you are a little too old to be re-enacting HJ even if you do have a small frame.

Kompanie 1 as 12th SS HitlerJugend Division is more up your ally.


No offence taken Sani, I think your quite right about possibly doing an HJ impression, but I do find the subject very interesting both historically and from the uniforms point of view.
12th SS certainly sounds right up my street. However the more I read up on the subject the more I have concerns about SS reenactment, but thats just my own personal thought, no offence to anyone reading this.

I think I will play safe and join a Heer group, just got to find the right one.

Thanks Greg

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:57 pm
by Sani
No worries Greg. :)

Cheers
Tom.

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:41 pm
by StaffordCleggy
Were you the chaps at Sheffield Fayre this weekend?

If so, we were rather impressed! After doing our bit we sat in the crowd to see you fellows do yours. Several of our chaps remarked on how well you did your 'fire & movement' work - in marked contrast to the 'American' & 'British Paras' who were your opponents.
Some lovely kit on show as well.

Excellent show!

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:55 pm
by DomT
And as to it not being worth posting on this site:-

Quite a few of us are multi-period types and I for one despite being a pointy stick brigade am seriously considering a WWII kit and loadout.

In fact my last gig was a bit modern for you....

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:49 pm
by Sani
It was an "in" joke Dom....dont fret. :wink:

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:44 am
by Heer Adler
Sorry Cleggy, it wasn't us at the show - we are however at the Victory Show in Cosby, Leicestershire this weekend alongside quite a few other groups. If last years was anything to go by this one is gonna be fantastic, well worth a visit if you have time. :lol:

Neil.

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:06 pm
by Sani
Certainly is Neil male. Cant wait, going to be alot of work for us AFRA lot tho. :cry:

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:21 pm
by Heer Adler
More from the Victory Show - i've put the 'newsreel' of the battle up from the GD perspective. So to see Germans run from burning haystacks, gun jams, snipers and plenty of PD's bangs, fires and other assorted action go to....

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/victoryshow2006.html

I know a few have already been posted on here, but should you want to see the full gallery of pictures from the weekend, just follow the link below.

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/vicshow2006/index.htm


Cheers
Neil.

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:07 pm
by Sani
Hmmm Im starting to worry about you mate, seems to be alot of GD's perspective of my *rse! :lol:

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:21 pm
by Heer Adler
:D Well, we're all mates in the Wehrmacht, and i would'nt be the first to say you do look good in wool!

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:20 pm
by Sani
:lol:

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:30 pm
by Heer Adler
The GD roadshow finishes up the show season at North Yorks Moors Railway this weekend working along other premier re-enactment groups at Levisham station.

Should be a good 'un, so if you're local, come say hi :D

Cheers
Neil.

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:02 am
by Heer Adler
Evenin' all!

GD were out in force a couple of weeks ago for a photoshoot based on a 1943 & '45 timeline using a nice urban backdrop.

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It was a really productive day and we managed to get both pictures and video footage taken

For a look at the film, goto:

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/sturmdiestation.html

To see more pics...

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/Foxfield%20shoot/index.htm

Cheers,
Neil.

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:03 pm
by Heer Adler
The pics from Kelmarsh are now up on our website. Some of our display and some of the other folks from the other periods present that merited a photo.

I do like the look of them Romans, hmmmm :D

For a look go to :

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk/Kelmarsh/index.htm

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Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:26 pm
by Heer Adler
For those interested our website has now had a number of articles regarding the German war machine of WW2 published onto it, all written and researched and in some cases illustrated by our members.

Just go to the main page, look for the articles down the right hand side and bobs yours.

http://www.gdrecon.co.uk

Neil.

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:17 am
by Heer Adler
:D And we're off!

Just thought i'd share our events list for the coming season.

Hopefully get to meet some more of you at Kelmarsh later on in the year or at some of the other multi period bashes we're attending.

8th and 9th March
'Into the Death Factory' - Ashby, Leicestershire
W.A.R.S Training event.

22nd and 23rd March
Fort Nelson, Hampshire
Living History Displays and Battles.

26th and 27th April
Victory in Europe Weekend - Churnet Valley Railway Staffordshire
Living History Displays.

4th and 5th May
Fort Paull, Humberside
Living History Displays and Battles.

21st and 22nd June
10th Midsummer Festival - Ashby Magna, Leicestershire
Living History Display.

28th and 29th June
Tankfest 2008 - Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset
Living History Displays and Battles

19th and 20th July
Festival of History, Kelmarsh Hall - Northamptonshire.
Living History Displays and Battles.

26th and 27th July
Operation Pitchfork or Avoncroft Museum - Northamptonshire / West Midlands
Living History Displays and Battles.

24th and 25th August
Sheffield Fayre - Norfolk Heritage Park, Sheffield
Living History Displays and Battles.

6th and 7th September
Blast From the Past - Cliveden Hall, Buckinghamshire
Living History Displays and Battles.

11th and 12th October
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Levisham Station, Yorkshire.
W.A.R.S. Organised Public Show

So a busy year for the group, some old favourites in there but also a lot of exciting new shows for us to get our teeth into.

See you in the field,
Neil.

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:17 pm
by Jim Smith
Superb site, well organised and professionally presented. Will certainly be seeing you guys at Kelmarsh.

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:06 am
by Heer Adler
Thanks Jim, always good to know we're getting it right off fellow re-enactors :)

A couple of weekends back GD Recon were invited down to Weston to take part in a production being done by an amateur film maker, due for release later this year.

Also present was a photographer who was snapping throughout and these are some of the pics he took on location during the day.

Neil.

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