Post by burbankamaki on Apr 2, 2007 11:15:13 GMT -5
My US history instructor has basically left the topic of our final paper completely up to us, as long as it pertains to US historyfrom 1877 to 1980. with my growing intrest in WWII reenactment, I've decided i want to write a paper on general infantry loadouts during the war. one small problem, i need two sources other than the so beloved "internet" does anyone have any cites on hand that i could look up that have any information whatsoever about gear and loadouts? any information at all would be greatly appreciated ^_^
Post by YankeeDiv26 on Apr 2, 2007 15:02:51 GMT -5
i say get the book. Its a great reference guide not only for projects but for ww2 reenacting. like almost all research essays just dont make it your only source. another good idea might be to find some unit TO&E's. I know there are plenty online but im not exactly sure how to aquire some in print. I did a project very similar to this last year and see if i can find the bibliography to give you some in print sources. now quit making us do your work slacker and get going on that final.
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"Up Front" by Bill Mauldin - You can probably find it at your local library, and Barnes and Nobles usually has it in stock at their stores. And if I might make a suggestion, the topic of GI equipment might be kind of dry to the average person, perhaps expanding your topic to how the GI's lived and fought, and how their equipment affected them would make for a better essay. I also recommend "Citizen Soldiers" by Stephen Ambrose as an excellent account of the fighting in Northwestern Europe.
Last Edit: Apr 2, 2007 19:41:08 GMT -5 by Go4Broke
Post by burbankamaki on Apr 2, 2007 21:08:03 GMT -5
haha, problem is i could care less how much my history teacher likes it, as long as i have fun doing the paper! i asked him if the topic was oke, and he just kinda shrugged and said "as long as it pertains to US history..." my whole 12 posts on this forum has been nothing but asking questions, time i learn some stuff of my own and start to really contribute!
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5