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 Post subject: Re: British Free Corps
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 15:40 pm 
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GunBunny3218 wrote:
. Again the idea is that this is a display of a typical German Home front wartime scene. but more importantly to educate those who show an interest in what was going on in the Home Front of Germany '44 onwards Shaun


I would be up for a homefront display, although probably not as BFC - thinking more along the lines of Luftschutz/SHD, although doing this sort of a display out of a tent is I think, not ideal.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 23:19 pm 
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Here is a 1/6th work in progress based on "that" photo. Got to lose the EK ribbon and fix the boots the British style.

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schultze wrote:
GunBunny3218 wrote:
. Again the idea is that this is a display of a typical German Home front wartime scene. but more importantly to educate those who show an interest in what was going on in the Home Front of Germany '44 onwards Shaun


I would be up for a homefront display, although probably not as BFC - thinking more along the lines of Luftschutz/SHD, although doing this sort of a display out of a tent is I think, not ideal.

Schultze


Let me know if you do, I'm thinking of at some point sorting a female luftshultz ensemble ;) and as you know I'm working on the German homefront stuff atm anyways

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I read(somewhere) that when the BFC were offered to a German unit as reinforcements(in Berlin), the commander took a look at them,declared them
a most unsoldierly lot and sent them packing.

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I read(somewhere) that when the BFC were offered to a German unit as reinforcements(in Berlin), the commander took a look at them,declared them
a most unsoldierly lot and sent them packing.


Post-war propaganda to discredit the unit. In the last days of the war which commander fighting a life and death struggle in Berlin would really turn down a platoon of reenforcements because they looked "unsoldierly"? They would be grateful for every individual they could lay their hands on by fair means or foul. I am certain that the Volkssturm looked far worse.... and they died in Berlin in their thousands!

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I forgot to add that they were willing to let the BFC interpreter Bob Roesler serve in Berlin and he only had one eye :wink:

He survived the war and talked quite freely about his role in the BFC until he recently passed away.

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"The Brits who fought for Hitler" today 02/10/2008 at 1600hrs History Channel and repeated at 1700 hrs History Channel +1.

Just seen it on the listings! Knowing the History Channel it will be on again very soon!

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Bugger! missed it! hope its on again. cheers Bill.


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hi heres the link for you tube-http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uVRPO4T6A2g

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wached a programe about them last night on one of the history channels, quite intresting actuly. i felt realy sorry for one of the german women, she had been very in love with one of the men(a gordon if i remmber that) and had hped to find him, them then told her hed died a fewyears previous, quite sad.
BUT the bit that got me-at the start they said about the QM how he was a double and was sending info back to the brit intel folk , at the end said they all got arrested n done(par the aussie). what about the double agent then?? it was only time it was mentioned , they didnt say if he was found out or one of them killed.

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I have seen this programme on the History channel also, I can't remember who, but they said that they had changed into civilian clothing and escaped over to the American's who clothed and fed him well. And it was only once he was back in England that he disclosed the details of being enlisted in the BFC. He said something like, he had only joined to have a good time at the Germans expense.

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Article in the Daily Mail

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Only one problem.......that collar patch is fake. :D

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Me and some friends would like to do a BFC impression, they are by the sounds of it probably one of the few SS units that didnt commit a massacre or atrocity. I think a lot of people would be offended though they coasted through the war on beer and Women while their fellow countrymen died fighting. Whats peoples thoughts on doing this impression? (my main reason would be because the uniforms look great but again i guess its what they stand for that matters)

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I think a lot of old folk would see them as traitors and probably not be best pleased to see people wearing the uniform. However for the public it is a good chance to get some genuine history out there that isn't widely publicized, for obvious reasons.

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While it is tempting, i think i will leave it to a more dedicated group to re-enact. I was thinking merely for the drinking tent but find the concept to aqward. I'm not sure how you could re-enact the BFC though unless you just sat around drinking, slagging communists off and constantly looking reluctant to go into battle lol

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