Pull on your boots and buckle your helmet, you're in for a show.
We post mostly WWII and WWI military photos, because that is my primary interest as well as being abundantly available, but we are always open to submissions and suggestions. Keep it historical, please.
Decade/time period, relevant war and government, and country are (nearly) always tagged. Photos will always be tagged in common abbreviations if possible (UK rather than United Kingdom, WWII instead of World War II), and in the singular (Nazi instead of Nazis).
Where we know the rank, regiment, or job of the person in uniform, it will also be tagged. Women in uniform are tagged 'women', colour photos are tagged 'colour', colourized photos are tagged 'colourized', and so forth. 'Casual' is for distinctly unofficial situations and/or people not wearing their full uniform. It should all be fairly intuitive and straightforward.
?? is the tag for photos about which we know nothing or next to nothing — if you can identify anything about these photos, we'd love it if you tell us what you know!
'Violence', 'execution', 'mass execution' and 'weapon' are also tags, in case you want to block them, but keep in mind that this is a military blog and as such there will be weapons that we do not tag — they will only be tagged when they are a central focus of the photo.
With all that said, browse the gallery, put forward your suggestions, and enjoy the uniforms.
easier said than done tbh. it is really difficult to be a woman in the re-enacting field. people expect you to conform to your gender role because they consider it “historical accuracy” that women shouldn’t be in “men’s roles” - regardless of whether or not the re-enactor is cross-dressing and/or how well they pass, the authenticity of their gear, etc. i would love to do a DRK or SS-helferin set regardless - but my interest and knowledge is primarily with the wehrmacht, and so that’s what i want to re-enact the most.
in general the re-enacting community tends towards elitism and sexism, from what i’ve observed. especially if you get something wrong - and if you’re a woman who doesn’t know everything, you’re toast - you’re a dumb whore doing things for attention.
not to be a ~*whiny feminist*~ or anything. it is frustrating. i don’t have the funds/means to even attempt a nice set right now, but when i do - i swear to fucking god i am going to pull out every fucking stop i can in regards to accuracy (including haircut and chest binding), just so no one will have any reason to pick on me. i want my accuracy to be a big middle finger. i want to say “fuck you” to people who would otherwise judge me based on my gender - as if it bears any reflection on what i know, ugh.