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WW2 German Infantry Normandy June 1944

By the summer of 1944, the ordinary ‘Landser’ (equivalent to the British Tommy or American GI) presented a far more drab appearance than the superbly tailored soldiers of the 1939-40 Blitzkrieg era. Mostly long gone were the dark green collars ...

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Making a Warbow

…yes thank you Steve I worked that out for myself! Trying to draw a 100lb draw weight bow when you are a fifty two year old knackered teacher is going to hurt, but not as much as I thought it ...

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Collecting Bayonets

When I started collecting militaria and weaponry, I was originally drawn to bladed weapons. However, as a teenager and then a student, I could not afford the prices of some of the swords I would have loved to buy. In ...

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