The Axis "I'm Workin On It" Comment Thread Oct 13, 2007 4:38:32 GMT -5
Post by Roska on Oct 13, 2007 4:38:32 GMT -5
Roska-AMAZING pictures. I don't see why you can't be in the stitch knot thread if you manage to get to a more appropriate location!
Well, there are still few things missing and some things that I need to change, for example some pieces of canvas webbing, boots, helmet cover etc.
guinness said:You know it occurs to me seeing sites like that devoted to WWII German pictures- I didn't linger long there, but it appeared to be a Polish site? But it fascinates me, what is the draw of the 'Bad Guy' ?
...be something inherently compelling about the 'bad guy'- I just wonder what it is-
Years from now will we see a similar interest in all things American?
If so, I certainly hope its not for the same reasons......
Well, as a Finn who does Russian re-enacting from time to time, I could say it's probably nothing like that at all.
Russia did kick our ass and cause plenty of damage to us and right after the war there was a lot of hatred towards the soviets. But it's not 1950's anymore, these days the world is different and I personally find no reason why we should think them as bad guys or anything like that. Most of the ordinary soldiers just did what they had to and I don't think there is anything evil or bad in that, except that they were killing each other.
To me, buying and using all sorts of gear is just one extension of my interest in military history. I get to try and feel the conditions they fought and experience the limitations of the clothing and gear they had, be it Russian, German, American, Finnish or anything else.
So, to me a normal frontline soldier is quite neutral in a way, they did not decide about politics and obviously most of them never wanted to fight in a war, they just had to.