Polish Reenactment Site - 1939

Discussions on all aspects of WW1, WW2 and Inter-War Era reenactment.
User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Polish Reenactment Site - 1939

Post by sylvieK4 » 20 Feb 2004 17:05

There are some excellent photos and links at this Polish-language reenactment site:

http://www.wpk.p.lodz.pl/~bolas/main/klub/klub.htm

Image

Image

Jurrie
Member
Posts: 486
Joined: 03 Sep 2002 10:54
Location: Holland,The Netherlands

Post by Jurrie » 20 Feb 2004 17:43

WOW 8O ...I Like it...this is something you don't see very often!!

Great!

Jurrie

User avatar
Mak Los Mien Schnitzel
Member
Posts: 734
Joined: 15 Jun 2003 17:57
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 27 Feb 2004 12:52

great photos mate, I know virtually nothing about the polish army in 1939 but these photos have peaked an interest!

I note theres the odd french/belgium soldier there as well.

Also are the backpacks the same as what the germans wore? I have quite a few (original ww2) photos of these interesting packs.

User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Post by sylvieK4 » 27 Feb 2004 13:25

Hi Mak. The soldiers wearing the French-Belgian style helmet are actually Polish reenactors, too. With Poland's close ties to France during the interwar period some apparent influences to the army.

You might like to check out a few more threads about Polish Army uniforms and equipment already underway here on the forum:

This first thread includes several pages of photos of vintage uniforms from period photographs and militaria collectibles:

viewtopic.php?t=4743

... And this next thread is one, recently started, about Polish Army weapons and field equipment:

viewtopic.php?t=44106


Finally, here's another photo from the reenactor site showing a recreation of a Polish soldier action. As you can see, at least one of them has the Polish national eagle painted on his French-style helmet, as was occasionally seen in 1939.

Image

User avatar
Mak Los Mien Schnitzel
Member
Posts: 734
Joined: 15 Jun 2003 17:57
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 27 Feb 2004 14:44

Thanks Sylvie, you learn something new every day.

I especially like the wwI-ish moustashe on the guy on the far right...really adds the correct atmosphere. :)

User avatar
Leibstandarte_reenactor
Member
Posts: 1560
Joined: 08 Jun 2003 21:20
Location: South Carolina

Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 27 Feb 2004 22:28

are those Mauser rifles? i know of one guy who makes a ww2 polish reproduction uniform http://www.armiam.com he sells german and polish stuff

User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Post by sylvieK4 » 27 Feb 2004 23:32

Yes, Mauser rifles.

Thanks for that link, Leibstandarte.

User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Post by sylvieK4 » 22 Mar 2004 13:29

Here is a link to a thumnail gallery of another Polish reenactment group, and a few of their images :)

http://www.12pulkulanow.com/main_folder ... _bzura.htm

Image

Image

User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Post by sylvieK4 » 22 Mar 2004 14:05

Some views of the 2003 reenactment of the Battle of Bzura. More Polish and German reenactors from an internet gallery:

http://community.webshots.com/album/90277805qPmfjI/0

User avatar
Leibstandarte_reenactor
Member
Posts: 1560
Joined: 08 Jun 2003 21:20
Location: South Carolina

Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 22 Mar 2004 23:01

thats too sweet. where is the polish unit located?

User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Post by sylvieK4 » 23 Mar 2004 13:24

The first reenactment group, and the Bzura event participants are all based in Poland. Contact information can be found through the first site.

I did, however, find one Polish group in Chicago, Illinois, USA: the 12th Podolian Lancers. Although this group appears to reenact the exile history of the Lancers, there is a link to a 1939 reenactment that took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

http://www.12lancers.com/

http://www.12lancers.com/main_folder/september1939.htm

12th in Colorado:
Image

Here's yet another Polish-based reenactment group in action:

From: http://www.przeglad.kawaleryjski.prv.pl

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Post by sylvieK4 » 23 Mar 2004 13:40

thats too sweet. where is the polish unit located?


The second set of photographs, showing Polish and German reenactors posing together, is linked through the Polish-language version of the 12th Podolian Lancer's site. If you go to the english-language site - http://www.12lancers.com/ - and click on the "Join Us" link, there is an email address listed. Through this, you can find more information about the group's activities in the USA and, I assume, overseas.

User avatar
Leibstandarte_reenactor
Member
Posts: 1560
Joined: 08 Jun 2003 21:20
Location: South Carolina

Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 23 Mar 2004 23:07

those lancers on horse back are the sweetest thing in i have ever seen 8O

User avatar
Askold
Member
Posts: 1813
Joined: 23 Mar 2002 08:30
Location: Ukraine

Post by Askold » 01 Apr 2004 04:11

Amazing pictures! Are the lancers subsidised by the state in any way?

User avatar
sylvieK4
Member
Posts: 3089
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 17:29

Post by sylvieK4 » 01 Apr 2004 13:58

I believe the American-based 12th lancers are an independent group, not subsidized.

As for the Polish-based cavalry reenactors, I am not certain, but it may have some State support owing to the fact that there appear to be several modern-day military men on the scene of the reenactments. The first site listed - showing the Polish-based infantry - has a number of photos in which modern-day Polish soldiers can be seen working with the reenactors - possibly in an advisory capacity(?). If that particular group is not actually subsidized by the State, it certainly appears to have its cooperation in preparing and carrying out its reenactment events.

Return to “Reenactment”