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Adam S.

Very accurate portrayal!

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I was watching an episode of "Air Aces" on the history channel the other day and this US ace crashed in France and was captured by the Germans. Here we have the VERY ACCURATE portrayal of a couple of Kanoniers or Leutnants (depending on what part of the uniform you're looking at) escorting the airman back to base.

Enjoy the attention to detail that went into recreating these uniforms. laughing.gif

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No kidding!

 

To start: SS buckle, Way oversized shoulder boards, Incorrect holster, Pocket scallops, Tunic colour, Tunic cut, Collar cut, No officer cord (IF they're trying to be officers), Mangled gulls.

 

I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this. It would have been cheaper and more accurate to ask some reenactors to help out!

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Yes Adams everything is wrong and not just wrong but bad bad bad... even the prisioner look to be an American pilot as per the wings and the flying suit and insigna are way off as well... :laugh:

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Haha, come on even a low budget money can buy some decent reproduced material to look more professional which will work in their favor. 

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Love the black tie and white shirts they are wearing too!

 

 

This reminds me of a Fallschirmjäger re-enactorgroup of which one of the members was a over 2 meter and 200 kilos black person... :smile:

 

Btw i love those Italian Sturmtruppen comics from the 70s!!! Read them again and again as a kid and still owe them all 4, too bad not more were made, might be time to read them again, great humor! I did not expect anyone to remember them, very nice and it shows us collectors have the same taste!

 

Best regards,

Gaston

 

ps: here's some nostalgic pictures for those who remember them:

 

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This reminds me of a Fallschirmjäger re-enactorgroup of which one of the members was a over 2 meter and 200 kilos black person... :smile:

 

I certainly wouldn't discourage anybody from participating in re-enactor groups.  But it is particularly humorous when re-enactors take so much care and attention to detail with their equipment and uniforms, but not their own health!  It's a visual disconnect seeing an elite soldier like a Fallschirmjager being depicted by what could be a "Biggest Loser" contestant.  But the audience (and players) get enjoyment out of it, and that's what counts.  Hobbies should be fun, after all.

 

J-

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That is just 'orrible !

 

Here is how it should be done, Hardy Kruger playing the part of Franz von Werra in the British war movie "The One That Got Away",

about von Werra's eventual escape from a Canadian POW camp, after several attempts in Brit POW camps. It is a great movie too.

 

 

Bob

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