VOLKSSTURM........... The german home guard

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VOLKSSTURM........... The german home guard

Postby Joseph Porta » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:35 pm

if your completly buggered for german kit, or if you want to play as volkssturm (i know theres a couple of you with the outfit :D )
heres some photos of the real deal.

raid a charity shop, and you could find a "Volkssturm outfit" for under 20 quid.

Also ANY ww2 weapon or wooden stocked rifle, would do, they were issued all sorts of bollocks, but mostly panzerfausts looking at the pictures


heres the pictures (some already in the booking thread)

The armband
672px-Volkssturm_armband_svg.png


men in civvies
Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1971-033-15,_Vorbeimarsch_des_Volkssturms_an_Goebbels,_Berlin.jpg


Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-J31391,_Berlin,_Volkssturm,_Ausbildung.jpg


more to follow
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Re: VOLKSTURM........... The german home guard

Postby Joseph Porta » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:49 pm

NOTE the STG44 this guy has, it hasent even been finished propperly before issue :shock:

Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-J28787,_Volkssturmbataillon_an_der_Oder.jpg


Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1985-092-29,_vor_Berlin,_Volkssturm_mit_Panzerabwehrwaffe.jpg


Get on a diet now if your playing german


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Re: VOLKSTURM........... The german home guard

Postby Joseph Porta » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:51 pm

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Re: VOLKSTURM........... The german home guard

Postby Joseph Porta » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:51 am

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Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1973-001-36,_Volkssturm,_Übungsschießen_mit_Panzerfaust.jpg



and an outfit if any germans want to dress as LAAYYYDDDIIIEEESSS :rofl:

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Re: VOLKSSTURM........... The german home guard

Postby Lardassmonkey » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:37 am

NOTE the STG44 this guy has, it hasent even been finished propperly before issue


I think that is actually the volksturm rifle- the VG 1-5. A rare beast that used STG ammo and mags but was semi-auto only.
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Re: VOLKSSTURM........... The german home guard

Postby MartinR » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:48 am

I'm sure I've seen some footage (possibly stills?) of the Berlin Volkssturm armed with MG08/15s and rechambered Lewis guns as well.

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