In order to Celebrate the Day of the Luftwaffe (Tag der Luftwaffe) on 1st March, we're celebrating with a week of free shipping on all cloth insignia.
That's right. For just 8 days, we're giving you the opportunity to get your hands on insignia and shipping is on us. It's also the perfect way of checking out the fabric for our tropical or woollen uniforms.
This limited offer and will end on Sunday 8th March 2015, or until stock lasts.
This new product, is not for someone who does not take re-enactment seriously; not for anyone who believes that he can do without training; neither for those who just want to rank and pimp up their impression, silly.
However, this is exactly what you need if you are serious and dedicated to your impression; if you invested in authentic field and service uniforms and want to make them last; if you are simply a hardcore Luftwaffe re-enactor who have been longing for a proper Luftwaffe drill uniform!
This festive season, I was going through some Christmas letters of a German Soldier on the Russian front, and the words were to hard to read. A soldier in Stalingrad had his Christmas leave revoked, whilst loosing all hope of seeing his loved wife and child ever again. The letters suddenly stopped, the Germans encircled and this soldier and many others never saw their homeland again. This was the reality of Christmas for many families, in 1942 - 72 years ago.
As hard as it was, it's not something I want to share with you today. In 1940, 2 years earlier and while the world was at war, some soldiers still managed to make it home for Christmas. This video is a testament to that, as a Luftwaffe soldier spends the holidays with his wife and children. In re-enactment, these are people we portray, and the realities they faced, some of grief, but others of hope and joy. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and peaceful 2015.
As 2014 draws to an end, it's the time were many evaluate the year. So did I and it's also the perfect time to thank you for being a LWS customer. I believe that this year was an exciting one, one which more brought new relations with new groups, new uniforms and improved on existing ones. In this newsletter, we will also review some of the top selling items for this year and also a sneak peek at new developments for 2015.
Shipping throughout the festive will continue only stop between 25th till 28th December, and from 1st till the 4th January 2015. We're doing our best to ship out the orders asap to reach you in good time.
On 19.12.1938, The Luftwaffe started issuing their own version of Uniforms and gear for mountain service. Very Similar to the Army Gebirgstruppen gear, the Luftwaffe versions were made from Blue-gray wool instead of fieldgray. These were welcomed by Flak and signals unit attached to other gebirgstruppen operating in mountainous regions.
These changes were also reflected in the Luftwaffe Soldbuch and a special section section was added to record issue of such clothing. The reproduction of the Luftwaffe soldbuch available on LWS also features this important section.
While in the mediterranean theatre, the re-enactment scene takes a bit of a break, the events in mainland Europe and the USA are in full swing. This year I had the pleasure of being part of the Rockford ww2 event in Illinois, USA.
However, might also have noticed that some of our best-selling items are currently out of stock. Do not worry. Ju-52s are inbound with improved uniforms and more exciting new products planned till the end of the year. Just keep an out on the New and Restocked section.
It's that time of the year, where I go away for a few days and explore the wilderness beyond the shores of tiny Malta.
I would like to advise that I am able to post immediately orders affected by 11th September. Shipping will resume on Tuesday 30th September. If you're going to be at Rockford this year, make sure you pop by the camp of FJR6 to say hi!
It has been 2 years already, since this little project took off and the journey continues. It was the 8th September, 2012.
To commemorate this anniversary, I will be splitting celebrations over 2 weeks, starting on Monday. As from today till Sunday 1st September, you can grab some hand picked item which are on sale. Remember, all the items or sale are not items on wrong patterns. Some items may have some incorrect stamps or some minor variations from originals, however we now have added our authentic field gear for this week only!
When looking to make a new product available, the principle of practicality and authenticity must always hold! There are a lot of different products out there, but the big question remains: "how authentic and practical they really are"?
Why do you have a Zeltbahn? "Oh it has some really vibrant and bright colours, it looks nice at the camp as well. It's BIG enough so that I can change clothes behind it without intruigining Tommy Smith!"
But WHAT was the Zeltbahn exactly, to German Soldier? Some practical use were: a Pancho, a tent component and even a float. What is the use of a zeltbahn in such cases, if the fabric is not even Water-Repellent.
Luckily for us, the new Zeltbahn is Water-repellent and also comes with all the accessories, if required.