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been wacthing U-571, first time i have watched it. Just a quick question referance weapons on board the U-Boat itself apart from the main weapons of the U-Boat, i take it the only weapons on baord would have been pistols? P-38's etc.

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No - as with most ships they would have had a full armoury - Boarding Parties etc. So K98s, MP40s and pistols would have been kept on board along with MGs and ammunition. I would also imagine but do not know - that grenades and possibly demolition charges would be kept also.......

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thanks for that schafer 12 :D
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Keith is selling u-boot denims... Are they converted original british (or postwar) or are they 100% repro?

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Keith is selling u-boot denims... Are they converted original british (or postwar) or are they 100% repro?


They are 100% repro, I have two sets.

They are okay but held up against original denim BD's then you can tell the difference. For the price they are okay though and come in all sizes, whereas original BD's are on the small size (for 1940/50's slim people :wink: .)

They come in two styles, repro Brit denims for Brit re-enactors, or converted KM denims for U-Boat crew - gold KM buttons added, in other words.

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Anyone tried his pea coat and trousers. be nice to look smart every once in a while.
When shall we be next dragging ourselves along for a KM night of fun?

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...When shall we be next dragging ourselves along for a KM night of fun?


Operation Pitchfork maybe? :D

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Soon as possible!! Can compair uniforms to make sure mines right!!!


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Anyone tried his pea coat and trousers. be nice to look smart every once in a while.
When shall we be next dragging ourselves along for a KM night of fun?


ASAP, I'd say.

Keep a look-out for the forthcoming U-Boat group website. All will be unveiled within a couple of weeks (watch this space :D )

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Good work on the website!!! I have downloaded the application form and will fill it out post haste!!!


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Good work on the website!!! I have downloaded the application form and will fill it out post haste!!!


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Great Shaun, I'll look forward to receiving it.

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Ok my charater for the U-boat society will be either Obersteuermann or Funkmaat, dependant on the role what the CO of the society wants at any given events if this is ok with the CO?. Also the awards is a good way of wearing and earning them too!! So you can wear them with pride as it were!!

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Ok my charater for the U-boat society will be either Obersteuermann or Funkmaat, dependant on the role what the CO of the society wants at any given events if this is ok with the CO?. Also the awards is a good way of wearing and earning them too!! So you can wear them with pride as it were!!

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Ah yes, all awards and rank have to be earned, Shaun :wink: .

I've been very busy and jacking up some interesting events. An events diary will posted on the website quite soon.

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Hi again all,
Would RN deck boots be aceptable for use with my Obersteuermann or Funkmaat impression? As these are studless.

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Hi again all,
Would RN deck boots be aceptable for use with my Obersteuermann or Funkmaat impression? As these are studless.

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Provided they don't have toe-caps, yes (the German armed forces never had them.)

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In the 80's and 90's "The Kriegsmarine Society" could be seen gracing the bars and beertents of events up and down the country. Oh, happy (if drunken) days :-)



I was one of the first members and alternated between Obersteuermann and dieselobermaschienst (is that spelt correctly?)

Ask Kevin Crago about it? he was an original member as well.....................in fact he was the bar :lol:

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