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Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby Heartofoak on Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:17 pm

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Announcement
On Sunday last, 15th November, National Day of Mourning for Victims of War and Oppression (Volkstreurertag) in Germany, Battle Group South announced the formation of Royal Prussian Infantry Regiment Nr 81 Re-enactment Group as part of our involvement in creating a greater understanding of the experience of the First World War.



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Royal Prussian Infantry Regiment Frederick I, Landgrave of Hesse - Kassel (1. Kurhessisches) No. 81 Re-enactment Group
‚Das Königlich Preußischen Infanterie-Regiments Landgraf Friedrich I. von Hessen-Kassel (1. Kurhessisches) Nr. 81’


Regiment ‘Nr 81’ Re-enactment Group is based in the Republic of Ireland and was formed with the following aims:

1. Furthering interest in the period 1914-1918 in order to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served in France and Belgium and in their own countries during The Great War.
2. To educate and inform the public on the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Imperial German Army on the Western Front.
3. To entertain both our members and the public through participation at historical re-enactment events.

Our Purpose

Members of the Royal Prussian Infantry Regiment ‘Nr 81’ Re-enactment Group do not seek to justify or glorify war, we are a re-enactment society, are an entirely non-political and non-profit making organisation. Membership is currently open to members of the re-enactment group Battle Group South and other re-enactment groups associated with the Munster Military Vehicle and Re-enactment Association.

‘Regt 81’ also provides members with an opportunity for practical research into the uniforms, weapons, equipment, training and everyday tasks of Great War soldiers, both of the Central Powers and the Allies.

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History of the Regiment - 1914 - 1918

Between August 1914 and November 1918 the Regiment as part of the 42nd Brigade of the 21st Infantry Division served on both the Western and Eastern Fronts.
The Regiment fought in all the major battles of the Great War, including the Battle of the Marne in September 1914, the Battle of Verdun and the Somme in 1916, Second Battle of the Somme in 1918 and the final withdrawl of the 21st Infantry Division and elements of the Imperial German Army East of the Schelde from Oct. to 10 Nov 1918.

The Regiment returned to German after 11th November and was demobilised on 30th November 1918.

The fatalities of the Regiment in the First World War amounted to almost 4000 officers, NCOs and Men.


For a more detailed history of the Regiment from its formation in 1700 and for information on our group, please visit our website at:
http://homepage.eircom.net/~regt81/

We may be contacted at: infantryregimentnr81@gmail.com

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Anthony Price - Organiser
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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby bannerman on Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:49 pm

Hey lads where did ye get the "Gott mitt uns" belt buckles, ammo pouches and German WW1 leather work I currently looking for some replica kit to buy.

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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby Heartofoak on Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:23 pm

bannerman wrote:Hey lads where did ye get the "Gott mitt uns" belt buckles, ammo pouches and German WW1 leather work I currently looking for some replica kit to buy.

Thanks
Padraig

There are quite a few companies providing WW1 Imperial German gear, here are two of the most useful for basic gear.

Try here: http://www.schipperfabrik.com/ger_products.html

and here: http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/reenactors/index.asp - follow the link under Third Reich to WW1 Imperial German.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby bannerman on Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:09 am

Thanks!
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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby brendan on Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:32 am

I wish you well with your new group: A very clear of what you want to do and why

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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby knightofredemption on Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:41 am

Looking good to my uneducated eye, and the topic is fine in here :D
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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby PanzerMeyer on Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:44 am

Many thanks Brendan for your kind words and support , this is a field that we in BGS wanted to do with some time . Now we have the bodies and equipment to do it and we will be out in full force for the 2010 season . Should there be others out there interested in German WW1 reenactment then contact us.
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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby mock on Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:53 am

well done lads.
its good to see more people representing the german side of the great war,
the best of luck for the future,
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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby PanzerMeyer on Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:33 am

Thank you Mock , as you can see from our web page we have done alot of work and research on our topic . We will represent the German WW1 "Soldat " to the best of our abililty . " Gott Mitt Uns "
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Re: Recent Battlegroup South initiative on WW1 Re-enactment

Postby soutreb on Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:34 pm

Best of luck with the new initiative.

Great to see people branching out and honouring ALL those that fought.
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