German World War II Reenacting: The Wehrmacht in Living History

Scott Lee Thompson

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This book takes the reader through a full-color look at reenactment of the German military of WWII. Dedicated reenactors have gone to amazing lengths to recreate the Wehrmacht in action. Original tanks and half tracks take to the field once more, alongside uniformed German soldiers. Everything from tanks to machine guns to can openers and cooking utensils is put to use to recreate not only authentic battles but also the more mundane aspects of wartime life, such as vehicle and weapons maintenance, sleeping, cooking, and trying to survive. The author has selected photos from WWII reenactments around the world, where reenectors have spent enormous amounts of time and money. Panzers thunder through the fields once more, planes of the Luftwaffe strike from the sky, and the German fighting men and women once more are thrown into an amazing array of scenarios.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 196 color photos | 200 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348891

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Scott Thompson was born in an era when all kids thought about was World War II. He started reenacting in 2002 as a German Panzergrenadier, or armored infantryman. Always interested in cooking outdoors for large groups of people, he was lucky enough to find an original 1939 German field kitchen, and became a company cook, or ‘Kuchenbulle’ with his original WWII Gulaschkanone (goulash cannon). He is author of ‘Gulaschkanone: The German Field Kitchen in WW2 & Reenacting’, the president and a founder of the Central Illinois World War II Reenactors, Inc., and also owns a Flak 38 20mm anti-aircraft gun. He may be reached at: Scott L Thompson 12109 Mennonite Church Rd, Tremont, Illinois 61568 USA, 309-635-2147. Email: [email protected] He resides in Tremont, Illinois with his wife Terry, and has a daughter, Bethany.