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2015
GERMANWORLDWAR II REENACTING:
The Wehrmacht in Living History
Scott Lee Thompson
• Reenactors recreate everything from tanks and artillery to the day-to-day life of the fighting German soldier
• Breathtaking battles, weapons, and equipment used as it was meant to be used
• All branches of the German Wehrmacht are represented
This book takes the reader through a full-color look at reenactment of theGermanmilitary ofWWII. Dedicated
reenactors have gone to amazing lengths to recreate the Wehrmacht in action. Original tanks and halftracks
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.
Scott Lee Thompson
began reenacting in 2002 as a German infantryman. He purchased an original 1939
Germanfieldkitchenandbecameacompanycook,or“Kuchenbulle.”HealsoownsaFlak3820mmanti-aircraftgun.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 196 color photos • 200 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4889-1 • hard cover • $34.99
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RUHETAG—THE DAY TO DAY LIFE OF THE GERMAN SOLDIER INWWII:
Volume I: Health and Hygiene
LTC (Retired) Jimmy L. Pool
• Sheds light on the day-to-day life of the German soldier
• Extensive use of wartime intelligence reports and German publications
• A detailed look at a number of industries involved in manufacturing personal items for German soldiers
During the times German soldiers weren’t involved in combat operations, they felt some return to a normal
existence and a temporary break from the horrors of war. Relying onwartime British, American, andGerman
references, this book sheds light on the day-to-day life of the German soldier, a topic that has only received
passing coverage in many publications. Using the successful formula of the author’s previous two-volume
series on German rations, this book focuses onHealth andHygiene, exploring many of the technical aspects
of items often taken for granted, such as combs and soap. Lavishly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs,
charts, wartime advertisements, and other educational aids, this book is a must for every serious collector
and historian of the German military in WWII.
LTC(Retired) JimmyL. Pool
has had a lifelong interest inmilitary history and started collectingGerman
militaria in the 1970s. He is the co-author of a previous two-volume set on rations of the German soldier.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 987 color & b/w photos • 256 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4919-5 • hard cover • $59.99
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