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Article about: Hello I'm a member of the Re-enacting club Frontleven. This is a very big group in belgium. They have an German (Heer, FJ & Flak), British (Para & regular army), Belgian (6de linie),

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    Hello

    I'm a member of the Re-enacting club Frontleven.
    This is a very big group in belgium.
    They have an German (Heer, FJ & Flak), British (Para & regular army), Belgian (6de linie), Russian, Resistance and American (35th ID) section.
    I am a member of the american section.
    This is our website: VZW Frontleven 40-45
    Here are a couple of picture's of a privat event, this was in Geluwe.
    The guy with the grease gun is me.
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    From an other private event, this one was in Moen.
    I slept that weekend in a foxhole, and it was raining and freezing like hell
    But, it was one of the best weekends ive had in age's
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    Dag Vincent


    I'am really glad to hear and see that you started reanacting. IMO the pictures are very well made and presented. Are you going to be on 'Wings and Wheels' this summer?

    Keep us up to date of whats going on in 'Frontleven 40-45' (Frontlife)...


    Groeten

    Nick VR

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    Quote by Nick VR View Post
    Dag Vincent


    I'am really glad to hear and see that you started reanacting. IMO the pictures are very well made and presented. Are you going to be on 'Wings and Wheels' this summer?

    Keep us up to date of whats going on in 'Frontleven 40-45' (Frontlife)...


    Groeten

    Nick VR
    Yes, The group will again go to "wings and wheels"
    I will normaly come 2.
    normally, all the members wil go to Ursel.
    Oh, and your british hating dog can still eat our food if we don't want to eat anything

    Kind regards Vincent

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    Hey Vincent


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    Oh, and your british hating dog can still eat our food if we don't want to eat anything
    Lol I totally forgot about that, that sure was funny. For those who weren't there, our dog seemed annoyed and constantly barked at every reanactor that wore a British uniform, must be something they ate...

    Here's a picture of her eating the hard needed supplies of the Americans:


    Groeten

    Nick VR
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    Fantastic! - wish I'd been there! - How much of the personal hardware is authentic?

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    Thanks.

    I a'm wearin a original shirt, overcoat, en the hole equepment is original.
    The only things not original are the boots, the pants and mine M41 and M43 jackets.
    all the rest is original.
    I know, it is stupid to use originals, but its sometimes much cheaper then repro's (allmost every time) and most repros are not so beautifful and strong then originals.
    I hope I have answerd your question.

    Kind Regards.


    Quote by Chris View Post
    Fantastic! - wish I'd been there! - How much of the personal hardware is authentic?

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    Nice! We tried that in late 70'ties... but ended up in jail. They confiscated our whole collections and we wher brought to court for membership of a private militia!
    A private militia composed of GI's, WH soldier's and one Belgian Gendarme wearing that old uniform with the high cap.
    All we where doing was... re-enacting...
    We never did thise again...
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Ai, that hurts.
    We did get in Moen a police who was asking what we where doing.
    He said to us that he would arrest us. luckely for us, whe had al the documents (autorisation of the town, province, major and 2 polce departments).

    Kind Regards Vincent

    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Nice! We tried that in late 70'ties... but ended up in jail. They confiscated our whole collections and we wher brought to court for membership of a private militia!
    A private militia composed of GI's, WH soldier's and one Belgian Gendarme wearing that old uniform with the high cap.
    All we where doing was... re-enacting...
    We never did thise again...

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    Hi Vincent, you guys look really good. Being young and the right size helps too! Nice choice of unit. Or did you watch "Kelly's Heroes"?

    I have been re-enacting since 1977. In the old days I used to do US infantry. In those days everything was original as repro items just did not exist.

    Good luck to you in the future!

    Cheers, Ade.

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