Die Soldaten Living History Group

Die Soldaten Living History Group ,Die Soldaten’ is an award winning Living History Group which consists of enthusiasts who share a passion for the German Army during the Second World War.

A throwback to many years ago.

A throwback to many years ago.

In these uncertain times the historical preservation and education sector has been hit hard.In Albert, on the Somme, sit...
«Pour l’instant, on ne réfléchit pas à la réouverture» au musée Somme 1916 à Albert

In these uncertain times the historical preservation and education sector has been hit hard.

In Albert, on the Somme, sits the 'Somme 1916' museum, which houses a large collection of original artefacts, and is staffed by a team which our group knows well.

Sadly, due to Coronavirus the museum has lost the 2020 school trip and tourist season, losing much needed money to keep the collection and tours going. This longstanding institution has therefore been forced to close it's doors, and perhaps for good. They are also having to lay off staff members in order to simply keep afloat.

To that end the staff have asked if we can share their crowd funding page, in an effort to ensure that when life normalises, people can visit, learn, and cherish the history of such a well known location.

We understand that in these difficult times many have little to give, so please share if you can.
Many thanks.


Coronavirus : en cette période troublée, la presse est un relais d'informations essentiel. La rédaction du Courrier picard s'engage et vous offre un accès gratuit à des articles pratiques concernant le coronavirus. Mickaël Tassart - Rédacteur en chef du Courrier picard

1st Airborne Royal Artillery Living History

Stuck with nothing to do? Why not check out our friends over in the Netherlands who recreate Airborne Royal Artillery!


We are the 1st Airborne Royal Artillery Living History group.

Our main goal is to re-enact & remember the brave men of the 1st Airlanding Light Regiment, RA & the 2nd (OBAN) Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, RA of the 1st British Airborne Division.



General information

Based in the UK, members include military enthusiasts, collectors and ex-military, with the core of the group formed by experienced re-enactors/living historians. The main focus of the group is the re-creation of a German Infantry section from the German army (Heer), we do not wish to to depict the elite fighting units or the specially trained troops but the common German soldier that were recruited and died in their millions.


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Hello, Would you be interested in attending our No Man's Land WW1 and WW2 Event at Bodrhyddan Hall in North Wales on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2020 please? If interested I can forward you some more information and a copy of our booking form? In the meantime below is a copy of our promotional video for this year's event.
Hi all, well it's an honour to be associated with probably the finest WW2 German re-enactment group in the country. Some of you I know many of you I met for the first time at Capel. Your all immersive impression is what re-enactment y is about and I wish I was a few years younger and perhaps with less ailments so I could get on-board. I have promised Josh that I will try again so who knows. I am a member of an American Civil War group that does the same thing and it is nice to see this amount of dedication to the hobby. I hope I am not out of line here but I have attached a video showing the American Eagles Society in action. Done in the style of a Ken Burns documentary. It was really done by a member who was playing with some new software so ignore some cheesy bits. Just wanted you guys to know that there are other dedicated re-enactors out there. I have also shared some of your vids on their site. Hope to see you this year. - please feel free to delete this post if it is not in keeping with your page !
Military Odyssey 2019.
Military Odyssey 2019
Military Odyssey 2019.
Military Odyssey 2019.
Military Odyssey 2019.
Military Odyssey 2019
Hello, I know it's a while away yet but would your members possibly be interested in attending and displaying at our event next year called 'No Man's Land'. The event will be held at Bodrhyddan Hall, North Wales on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2020. We held the event for the first time this year which demonstrated a great success and plenty of potential for us to build on this in future years with over 250+ re-enactors portraying WW1 and WW2, travelling from all over the UK and some from mainland Europe and Ireland. We pride ourselves on an event run by re-enactors for re-enactors while aiming to have a widespread of high quality groups covering a diverse range of nationalities and impressions. Our event this year achieved the largest number of WW1 nationalities ever portrayed at a UK event covering 8 different nationalities and for WW2 we had 5 different nationalities which we aim to build upon in 2020. All of the usual facilities are provided at the event including toilets, water and firewood. We have a number of food caterers, militaria and vintage traders, military vehicles and a real ale/craft beer tent. During the day each day this year on both Saturday and Sunday we held firing demonstrations for members of the public and next hope to make more use of our large arena space. Re-enactors are welcome to both authentic camp or make use of plastic camping including space for tents, motorhomes and caravans. Re-enactors are able to arrive from lunch time on Friday 17th April and remain onsite until Mid-day on Monday 20th April to break up any longer journeys. If you are interested and would like more information please get in touch with me directly or email: [email protected] so that we can add you to our list of interested groups to receive a copy of the event booking forms in due course. In the meantime please feel free to take a look at the page for our 2020 event which will be populated with more information over the coming months: https://www.facebook.com/events/384054165527447/ Best Regards, Peter
Here's some photos of the notebook carried by the Kompanie Spiess, Hauptfeldwebel Fuhrmeister when he was the Spiess of both 2.Kompanie/Fues.Btl. 272 and Fues.Kp. 272. Known as the "Kohlenkasten" (Coal box) by the troops, it was used for many purposes, such as simple notetaking (he knew shorthand), writing down the name of soldiers who had earned his attention (for good and bad) and for tallying the numbers of troops present for duty on any given day.