Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fort Indiantown Gap Barracks Event, 2011 - Part II

We are the horses! Keeping the column moving during the recon mission

Oberleutnant Meier giving orders in the field

Gefreiter Hardenburg preparing our Gaisburger March

Standing guard duty in the cold

A scene from inside the barracks

Oberleutnant Meier and Hauptfeldwebel Tietze preparing for a trip to the local cafe

Obergrefreiter Muller and Unteroffizier Stahl shaving with their issued razors and soap

Obergefreiter Heider is full of pride after receiving his promotion

Helping Gefreiter Hardenburg align his newly awarded chevron

Our new proud Unteroffiziere: Wolfgang Kaminsky and Peter Speiser

Fort Indiantown Gap Barracks Event, 2011 - Part I

The following images chronicle the annual Fort Indiantown Gap Barracks event where we recreate an authentic Wehrmacht barracks for nearly a week. Our activities are diverse and include: training, combat missions, authentic cooking, and various other military tasks...not to mention a great deal of Kameradschaft and trips to the local French cafe!

Erste Gruppe, preparing to escort the Battalion command staff on a 20 mile reconnaissance mission

One of our authentic, researched recipes prepared in the field kitchen: lentils with meatballs 

The Kompanie Feldpost and auxillary administrative desk

Another authentic recipe: Gaisburger March

This meal was prepared as our entry into a field kitchen cookoff with the venerable GrossDeutschland Division reenactors, and...

YES, WE WON...the coveted Golden Messtin went to the winners of the first annual Wehrmacht cookoff!

Grenadier Bybel prepares his equipment for an inspection

A scene from our reconnaissance mission

Feldwebel Clauss serving as Kradmelder, riding his original Zundapp KS750

Personal Items Issues for FIG 2011

We made these sets of personal items to be issued to our membership prior to the annual Fort Indiantown Gap barracks event. The cost of each set was $15 and all components were purchased at regular department stores (except the toothbrushes). Purchasing a similar issue from reenacting vendors could easily cost between $60-90 with a dealer's mark-up.

Contents of an individual issue: 1 hand towel, 1 bar of unscented soap, one spool of thread, one thimble, one packaged toothbrush, one pencil, 5 sheets of paper, one Feldpost stationary piece, one package of sewing needles, one package of safety pins, two packages of shaving razor blades

Another view of an individual issue's contents showing the unpackaged toothbrush and depot-marked towel

11 requisitioned issues ready for disbursement