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WW2 Women's Impressions

Welcome to the Women's Impressions page! In this area, you will find listings for all the websites we can find of groups doing portrayals of Women in the Second World War.


To add your unit link, please go to our link-add page.


If you find a problem in this time/area or would like your unit listed please feel free to e-mail the WW2 T/A webmasters: Harry Coombs or Rob Haught.

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About the Women's role in the Axis Forces in WWII

 

German

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls (USA)--All-female group of reenactors, portraying both Allied and Axis womens' roles in WWII. Outstanding Wehrmacht auxiliary impressions of DRK Nurses, Lufthelferinnen and Stabshelferinnen. Their membership is international, and they also have their own YahooGroups discussion forum.
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Deutches Rotes Kreuz (DRK) (USA)-Welcome to the new website for Aachen Stadt I. Aachen Stadt I is a primary impression member unit of the California Historical Group. We are a living history reenactment unit that is dedicated to the portrayal of the Deutches Rotes Kreuz (DRK), or German Red Cross, during World War 2.†

Russian:

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193rd Rifle Division (USA)---My Red Army home unit. Our female members do excellent portrayals of Red Army medics and riflewomen, and some of us have been active squad leaders. We fight right beside our male comrades as a formidable team. Ask Grossdeutschland Division/7Kompanie!

American:

American Military Medical Impressions (USA)--Featured prominently at the Reading PA and Frederick MD Air Shows, their fine American nurse re-enactors represent the courageous women who served in both the European and Pacific theaters.
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WW2 Women's Impressions

Welcome to the Women's Impressions page! In this area, you will find listings for all the websites we can find of groups doing portrayals of Women in the Second World War.


To add your unit link, please go to our link-add page.


If you find a problem in this time/area or would like your unit listed please feel free to e-mail the WW2 T/A webmasters: Harry Coombs or Rob Haught.

{Links}
About the Women's role in the Axis Forces in WWII

 




German

Gro?deutschland (USA)--Gro?deutschland Division/7 Kompanie website. Premier German unit in the Northeast US has a large Feldlazarett tent display with two WWII DRK Nurses, a Field Surgeon and an incredible collection of period medical equipment and supplies.

Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls (USA)--All-female group of reenactors, portraying both Allied and Axis womens' roles in WWII. Outstanding Wehrmacht auxiliary impressions of DRK Nurses, Lufthelferinnen and Stabshelferinnen. Their membership is international, and they also have their own YahooGroups discussion forum.
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Deutches Rotes Kreuz (DRK) (USA)-Welcome to the new website for Aachen Stadt I. Aachen Stadt I is a primary impression member unit of the California Historical Group. We are a living history reenactment unit that is dedicated to the portrayal of the Deutches Rotes Kreuz (DRK), or German Red Cross, during World War 2. 

Russian:

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193rd Rifle Division (USA)---My Red Army home unit. Our female members do excellent portrayals of Red Army medics and riflewomen, and some of us have been active squad leaders. We fight right beside our male comrades as a formidable team. Ask Grossdeutschland Division/7Kompanie!

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49th Guards website (USA)--Outstanding CHS Red Army first impression unit, under the leadership of Lt. Ilya Sullivanski. They have a female Maxim machine gunner and more...

American:

American Military Medical Impressions (USA)--Featured prominently at the Reading PA and Frederick MD Air Shows, their fine American nurse re-enactors represent the courageous women who served in both the European and Pacific theaters.

 

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Listing of "Other Axis" Reenacting Units

This page is for Axis units "other" than German. Sorry if we sound Germano-centric but outside of German reenactors, there aren't really very many other Axis units: Finns, Italians and the Japanese. I guess you would also fit Romanians. Bulgarians and others in here too. It's not like these soldiers did not fight in the war, they just aren't "glamorous" enough for people to reenact, so it seems :-( And... not to say there aren't some dedicated reenactors who do these impressions; Rob Haught's 9th Romanian is a great example of dedication... If you're just getting into the hobby, why not think about one of these groups?


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If you find a problem in this time/area or would like your unit listed please feel free to e-mail the WW2 T/A webmasters: Harry Coombs or Rob Haught.

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American WWII USMC Units

In World War II, the Marines played a central role in the Pacific War; the Corps expanded from two brigades to two corps with six divisions and five air wings with 132 squadrons. In addition, 20 defense battalions and a parachute battalion were set up. The battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Cape Gloucester, Saipan, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa saw fierce fighting between U.S. Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army.

Philip Johnston proposed the use of Navajo the United States Marine Corps at the beginning of World War II. The idea was accepted, and the Navajo code was formally developed and modeled on the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet that uses agreed-upon English words to represent letters. For each letter in the English alphabet, the code talkers were asked to generate several nouns and sometimes verbs in Navajo using the principle of letter and word substitution. As it was determined that phonetically spelling out all military terms letter by letter into wordsówhile in combatówould be too time consuming, some terms, concepts, tactics and instruments of modern warfare were given uniquely formal descriptive nomenclatures in Navajo (the word for "potato" being used to refer to a hand grenade, or "tortoise" to a tank, for example).

Iwo Jima!During the battle of Iwo Jima, photographer Joe Rosenthal took the famous photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima of five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, who had come ashore earlier that day to observe the progress of the troops, said of the flag raising on Iwo Jima, "...the raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years." The acts of the Marines during the war added to their already significant popular reputation. The USMC War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia was dedicated in 1954. By war's end, the Corps had grown to include six divisions, five air wings, and supporting troops totaling about 485,000. Nearly 87,000 Marines were casualties during World War II (including nearly 20,000 killed). and 82 received the Medal of Honor, 2,274 Marines were POWs {2,270 by the Japanese and 4 by the Germans}; 1,756 returned to the USA. 268 known to have died and 250 known to have been captured but otherwise unaccounted for and presumed to have died.

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  • Click here for U.S Army Air Corps Units
  • Click here for U.S Marine Corps Units
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Listing of Waffen-SS Reenacting Units

The Waffen-SS... usually thought of with only hatred and loathing, was more than this. The Waffen-SS was an elite branch of the German military that fought at the front, much like the US. Marine Corps -- in fact, if you ask veterans why they joined the W-SS, they will usually tell you because they were the "fighters" and "tough" an "elite outfit."

The Waffen-SS (German for "Armed SS", literally "Weapons SS") was the combat arm of the Schuetzstaffel ("Protective Squadron") or SS. In contrast to the Wehrmacht, Germany's regular army, the Waffen-SS was a combat unit composed of volunteer troops with particularly strong personal commitments to Nazi ideology and initially selected on racial basis.

It was founded in Germany in 1939 after the SS was split into two units, but the title of Waffen-SS only became official on 2 March 1940. Although nominally under the leadership of Reichsfuehrer-SS Heinrich Himmler, a political and internal security appointee, the Waffen-SS saw action throughout the Second World War under de-facto operational control of the Wehrmacht. During the war it grew to 39 divisions, which served as elite combat troops alongside the regular army.

An Elite

If you ask a Waffen-SS veteran WHY he joined, they, without fail, say "They were the fighters, like your Marine Corps!" and that is pretty much how they were regarded then. Now days, people have a different view of the Waffen-SS, but at that time, it was more that they were an elite.
 

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Listing of Allied WWII Units

The Allies of World War II were the countries officially opposed to the Axis powers during the Second World War. Within the ranks of the Allied powers, the British Empire, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the United States of America were known as "The Big Three." U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt referred to the Big Three and China as the "Four Policemen". France, before its defeat in 1940 and after Operation Torch was considered as a major ally, though Poland's commitment was, in fact, larger.

During December 1941, Roosevelt devised the name "United Nations" for the Allies, and the Declaration by United Nations, on 1 January 1942, was the basis of the modern UN. At the Potsdam Conference of July-August 1945, Roosevelt's successor, Harry S. Truman, proposed that the foreign ministers of China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States "should draft the peace treaties and boundary settlements of Europe," which led to the creation of the Council of Foreign Ministers.

Allied Reenacting

Allied reenacting units consist of groups doing impressions of almost every major nation which participated n the war. The United States, Britain, Canada and The USSR being the major nations reenacted today.

Bear with us

We have been performing a major overhaul of updating the Allied unit links for reenactor.net. LOTS of units have been added and placed back on the links page. This is a long slow process, so please have patience. If you would like your unit listed please fell free to e-mail us.

 

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