Information

In this ‘Info’ section I will post all kinds of information about paperwork, film props and displays. About how to make things for your own impression or display and such.

How to…

In this section “How to…”, I want to write or explain a bit more about Paperwork and how to fill those in yourself, and all what comes to it, i.e.:

• How to fill in your Army Service and Pay book…
• How to fill in your Soldbuch…
• How to fill in other kinds of Paperwork…
• How to make your own profile…
• How to make your own dummy pack of cigarettes…
• How to… etc. And stuff like that.

Well you get the picture. I hope it will give you a start, because nothing makes that good impression greater then having the proper paperwork in your pockets. Be it Commonwealth Army or Air Force, American, Canadian, French, Dutch or German. Filled in paperwork works much better than blank paperwork. So watch this section for more How to…

Living History tips

In this section you will find some handy Living History tips, that you can either take notice of – or not. It’s up to you really!

If you buy a variety of reproduction items to fill your pockets, DON’T necessarily instantly put everything in your pockets. Be selective – select a few bits and think about where and when you were given the paperwork, invent a story that works for your impression. A story about your living history ‘character’ and build a life history around that. Think of date of birth, where you grew up, when you went on leave, etc…
What I did is took a look at my modern wallet or coat pocket and looked at the sort of things I have there.
Remember you are trying to create a “snap shot” of a moment in time. You can easily work out a variety of stories and vary your paperwork each time you go out. Don’t forget that you can add bits of original stuff to your package as well. Use it wisely and you will add greatly to your impression.