Thanks Conrad. I think the confusion and gray area about patches comes from the multiple angles and goalsthat reenactment can be viewed from (or used for).
If it's battle reenactment authenticity within the reenactment community's high standards, then it's preferred that the patch is not worn.
If a particular event's aim is "torch bearing" as in some living history displays and "to represent" at reunions and educating the public, some of us opt to wear them. For "torch bearing" purposes, I'm okay with the patch.
If a high budget movie is going to be filmed, I say do away with the patch and so on.. but it's the preference of the reenactment group as long as they know what is authentic or not, balanced with what the goal is of a particular event.
Post by insurrectomad on Feb 20, 2012 3:18:11 GMT -5
I got my very own P. Scouts shirt, trousers and forage side cap, plus gaiters. Can anyone post-on a diagram, as how to lace-up the gaiters and tie them off, please? I just can't figure it out! Proof I'm getting old now for sure.
4. Service Boots - Russet brown ankle boots with toe cap. This looks exactly like the paratrooper jump boots except it's ankle length. You can substitute the jump boots since it will be covered by the khaki leggings. www.smwholesaleusa.com/us-low-boots
Looking good! I think you got the items correct except for the M1928 haversack. But don't worry...
The PS had the M1910 haversacks with the button closure for the meat can pouch (instead of the strap). But this can be easily replaced with an M1910 meatcan pouch separately. Then you'll at least have the option of using the M1928 for late war impressions.
Thanks, I do have and will display an M1910 haversack with meat can pouch. I just brought up the M1928 since it was listed on the first page's items. The haversack I picked up is an original I got from eBay.
Ideally I'll use this kit for presentations. Usually in May I give a presentation on the Scouts and Bataan for command Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month events. It started with a tri-fold display, an M1917 helmet and a few artifacts I'd drag out. The helmet liner is in poor shape so I had to constantly tell people to stop fiddling with it. I got the idea to put out a few hands-on reproduction that people could handle and this took off from there. I also have spent a lot of time studying this period, so constructing a uniform was a great learning experience for me as I had to hunt down details I'd never considered before.
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