Sunday, February 16, 2014

Inside the Hitler Youth Camps - Landjahr Lager Journal Goes Up for Auction

Inside the Hitler Youth Camps

The article in the Daily Mail - UK web site tells of a fascinating story about 15 year old Friedhelm Huhn's time in Landjahr Lager during 1938.  The article goes on to talk about the 'chilling' photographs that show how teenagers in Germany were brainwashed into supporting the fascist cause at these Hitler Youth indoctrination camps.  This is far from the truth. Let me explain exactly what the Landjahr Lager (Country Service Camps) were all about. 

I know first hand about Landjahr Lager because my mother wrote about her time in Landjahr Lager - in 1941 when she was in Seidorf, Niederschlesien. I currently hold her journal in my possession. 

FACTS about Landjahr Lager for the BDM girls, which are very similar to the boy's time in Landjahr Lager.



Landjahr Lager (Country Service Camp) taught the girls courage, confidence, and built their moral character in a friendly and fun atmosphere through the power of camaraderie. This elite rural educational program provided the fundamental building blocks which would stay with them the rest of their lives. 
The educational curriculum was designed exclusively by the Reich’s Ministry of Science, Education, and Culture.  The focus was to build the girls full individual potential to become full productive members in society. 
Their education went beyond the traditional home economics and child rearing as we have all come to believe.  Through a myriad of enriching experiences, these girls developed their interpersonal mental, physical, and spiritual skills. Their challenging assignments included thought provocative discussions, problem-solving activities, and team-building exercises, which ended in their daily prayer.  
They contributed to local society by working with the farmers planting and harvesting the local crops, holding theatrical plays and musical performances, and organizing summer festivals for the townspeople. 
By the time these girls graduated at the age of 14, they could move into their chosen vocation from agriculture, hospitality, retail, office work, or full home management and child care. They had an exact understanding of their responsibility and duties to their state and in their work place.  It was a great honor to be chosen for Landjahr Lager. 

Hidden for more than 50 years, my heritage was revealed I found mother's personal journal from the time she was in the Landjahr Lager - Seidorf camp.

Four months before my mother passed away, I accidentally found her personal, hand written journal, written in Fraktur script. 
Reviewers have said........
"Ms. Sandor brings history to life in her first published non-fiction book, "Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth." "She is significantly breaking new ground by chronicling the hidden history of the emotional toll that World War II exacted on the Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) girls who participated in the Landjahr Lager (Country Service Camp) program, and those who loved them.

Sandor explains the origin of her book: "In 1941, my mother Gertrude Kerschner wrote a personal journal (complete with photos) when she was in "Landjahr Lager Seidorf," while serving in the BDM, the girls division of the Hitler Youth. This book captures the self-actualization of 10-year old Gertrude as she progresses from childhood and living in poverty, to adolescence and becoming 'one' with her country." 
Sandor's book has become a national voice for German/Austrian mothers and grandmothers who have remained silent about their experiences in the BDM and are still in fear of speaking about this time to their daughters and granddaughters.  "Through Innocent Eyes" is considered by some as the "Opposite of the Anne Frank Diary."
Gertrude met and married Cynthia's father, PFC Robert Sandor - 1280th Army Corp. of Engineers Battalion, Company "C" - 65th Infantry (Battle Ax), after the war and moved to Greenwich, Ct.

...."This is such an important, authentic, and engaging piece of scholarly work that it should become a valuable part of WWII history." Verlagsagentur (Publishing Agency) Mag. Michael Hlatky – Germany

BOOK VIDEO TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP8bzuMf1Ew

For more information on Landjahr Lager, please visit:  http://www.cynthiaasandor.com/   
Thank you. 
~ Cynthia A. Sandor ~
 


 


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January 2014 - Military Events



January 5, 2014, Illinois: Glendale Heights Militaria Show
Location: The Ramada Inn and Suites, 780 E. North Ave.(Rt.64 1/2 mile West of I-355) Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Details: Show hours are 8am to 1pm. Admission is $5.00. Exhibitor Table Pricing For 8' Tables $40
Contact: Jeff Stone, phone: 708-558-0587, email: chgomilitaryshow@aol.com
Website: http://www.militarypromotions.info/

January 17 – 19, 2014, Missouri- Battle of the Bulge Loc: Camp Clark, Nevada, MO
Event Times: 0830 Saturday, 1/18/14 to 1630 Saturday, 1/18/14
Registration Times: 1/17/14 - 1400 to 2300; 1/18/14 – 0600 to 0800
Pre-Registration: Required on website: http://www.137thinfantry.org
Fee: $20
Contact: Dave Hruska
Website: http://www.137thinfantry.org
Authenticity Notes: WW II HRS rules apply, period is Dec 44 – Jan 45, ETO.
Prohibited Vehicles/Items: No Vehicles allowed
Restrictions on Minors: WW II HRS rules
Other restrictions: No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on Camp Clark
Sponsoring Unit(s): G Company, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division and the 38th Jäger Regiment

January 25-26, 2014, Ohio: Mansfield Gun Show
Location: Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Rd. Mansfield, OH 44906
Details: Show hours are 8am to 1pm. Admission is $5.00. Exhibitor Table Pricing For 8' Tables $40
Contact: Chris Beebe 330-806-1110, email: heritagearms@gmail.com
Website: http://www.heritagegunshowohio.com/

January 25, 2014, Indiana - OSTFRONT II @BLASTCAMP - Blastcamp, Hobart, IN.
Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Event Times: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Registration Times: 7:30am to 9:45am
Pre-Registration: http://ostfront2.eventbrite.com
Fee: $15 if pre-registered, $20 at the gate
Contact: Doug Loge dbloge@yahoo.com
Authenticity Notes: HRS rules apply
Prohibited Vehicles/Items: No Vehicles
Restrictions on Minors: HRS rules apply
Other restrictions: Open to ostfont Allied registration only
Sponsoring Unit(s): Assistance from 5th SS Wiking

The above information has been taken from other web sites.  Please check with event organizer prior to event. 

February 2014 - Military Events

All information taken from other sites.  Please check with event organizer prior to event.



February 7 – 9, 2014, Belleview, Florida - Author Book Signing!

The Southern Outpost Military Vehicle Winter Rally and Swap Meet, sponsored by the First Florida Chapter, MVPA and the Market of Marion.  

Location: 
Behind the Market of Marion
12888 S.E. US Hwy 441
Belleview, FL.
Just 10 miles south of Ocala, FL.  
For registration forms and more info contact:  Dave Thomas, 352-288-0604, or Charles Craven, 352-245-2208.  http://www.mvpa.org/home/mv-events/ - Register through the1st Florida MVPA Chapter - http://www.flmvpa.org/

Feb. 28 - March 2, 2014 - Louisville, KY - Ohio Valley Military Society - Show of Shows
Kentucky Exposition Center
South Wing A and the East Hall
I-264: Exit 11 · I-65: Exit 131-B
Louisville, Kentucky

Web Site: http://www.sosovms.com/  Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sosovms

Feb. 28 - March 2, 2014 - Bushnell, Florida - Dade Battlefield History State Park
WWII Commemorative Weekend  

Join the Dade Battlefield Society in honoring all those who served in the largest conflict in human history. On the site of an actual U. S. Army Signal Corps encampment, this popular event returns for its second year, and will have the following schedule:
Friday, February 28
1300: Registration/ Start Setting Up
1800: Rehearsal of Public Battle
Becky Wanamaker
Saturday, March 1 & Sunday, March 2
0800: Displays completed
0930: Safety and Weapons Inspection

PLEASE NOTE:
Mandatory rehearsal
1000: Event opens to the public
1015: Raising of The Colors
0830 hours on Saturday, March 1st.
1300: Weapons Demonstrations
1400: Public WWII Reenactment Battle
1600: Closing Ceremony (1500 on Sunday)

Re-enactors and equipment exhibitors receive complimentary admission to the park.

There is a $10 vendor fee and $5 table fee, if needed, for thoseselling items during the event. Participants are expected to remain through 1500 hours on Sunday.
Contact: Jean Creamer
Food, drink, and 1940’s music are on the grounds all day.
USO show and refreshments for participants on Saturday night.
Staying overnight at the park is OK, with both dry camping and a limited number of sites with hookups available upon advance request.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE at http:www.dadebattlefield.com

March 2014 - Military Events



All information has been taken from other sites.  Please check with the events organizer prior to event.  

March 8, 2014 – Devil Dog Military Depot & Gunn Hwy Flea Market –
THE 7th ANNUAL LIVING HISTORY MILITARY SHOW & SWAP MEET
Free Military Vehicle Display with Trophies
Military Collectables and antiques for sale
Fee: $20 per space
Rain or Shine
Food available for purchase
Time:  8 – 3, Saturday                    
Set up on Friday – March 7th. 9:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: 
Gunn Hwy Flea Market
2317 Gunn Hwy – Intersection of State Rd 54 and Gunn Hwy
Odessa, Florida 33556
3 miles west of Veterans Expressway – Exit: State Rd 54
Join us in Honoring our Veterans and Support our Troops
Contact:  The Devil Dog – John Lendell
Cell: 727-234-4734
Email:  Bboomer60@aol.com
Business # 813-920-3181
Hugh Townsend - 727-372-6615

March 9, 2014, Illinois: Glendale Heights Militaria Show - IL
Location: The Ramada Inn and Suites, 780 E. North Ave.(Rt.64 1/2 mile West of I-355) Glendale Heights, IL 60139-  Details: Show hours are 8am to 1pm. Admission is $5.00. Exhibitor Table Pricing For 8' Tables $40 Contact: Jeff Stone, phone: 708-558-0587, email: chgomilitaryshow@aol.com
Website: http://www.militarypromotions.info/

March 1 – 2,  2014, Arizona: 10th annual Southwest Military Transport Show sponsored by the Arizona Historical Military Transport Association at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ – home of the B-17G “Sentimental Journey”. Many exciting and unique military vehicles and aircraft will be on display as well as a military vehicle parts swap meet, collectibles, memorabilia, food and fun. Visit www.ahmta.com for info.

March 1, 2014, Pennsylvia: Annual REDBALL Military Transport Winter Swap Meet at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park Hall, East 10th St, 2 blocks east of PA903, Jim Thorpe, PA. Tables full of militaria and military vehicle items, refreshments and low admission fee. Show: 9am-5pm. Vendor setup: February 28, 9am-5pm. Contact: Jim Gilmore, jgilmore@ptd.net. Web: www.redballonline.org/JimThorpeShow.
Florida, March 8, 2014: WWII Display at Tampa Bay Racers’ Reunion, NSRA Appreciation Day at the 6225 Old Pasco Rd., Wesley Chapel, FL. Contact: (813) 991-4361.

March 9, 2014, New Hampshire: Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collectors’ Military Flea Market at (New Location) the Milford Army National Guard Armory, 154 Osgood Rd., Milford, NH from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with set-up from 8 – 9 a.m. For more information visit: www.mvmvc.org.


March 14, 15, 16, 2014 – Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville, Florida 32780     
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/661301903911749/

March 21 – 22, 2014, Texas: Museum of the American G.I. Open House, 1303 Cherokee Dr., College Station, TX opening at 9 a.m. both days. Historic military vehicle displays, flea market, re-enactments, demonstrations, youth educational program and more are scheduled. WWII battle held at 3 p.m. Saturday, and a Friday night fund raising BBQ will be held. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, 5 and under free. For more information, tickets and directions visit: www.magicstx.org.

March 21 – 23, 2014, Michigan – Delay the Inevitable – Augusta, MI
Loc: Fort Custer Training Center , Augusta, MI
Event Times: Base is open at 2pm on Friday
Registration Times: 2pm - 10:30pm Friday, Saturday 7:30 am - 9am
Pre-Registration: http://www.Delay2014.eventbrite.com by Wednesday, 3/19 10pm
Fee: Preregistered $22, on day of event $25. Saturday Banquet $9
Contact: Alan Miltich 517-796-9193 9am - 9pm EST
Website: http://www.Delay2014.eventbrite.com
Authenticity Notes: Late war, HRS S&A enforced
Prohibited Vehicles/Items: Hand made pyro and airborne mortar shells
Restrictions on Minors: 16 and up permitted
Sponsoring Unit(s): "Infamous Alfons" and 5SS Wiking Pionier

March 28 – 30, 2014, Missouri - WELDONKRIEG 2014 (WESTERN FRONT EVENT)
Location: Weldon Springs Training Area (WSTA), 7301 Hwy 94 South, St. Charles, MO 63376
Pre-Registration: (click here) - Fee: $25.00
Contact(s):
- Fw. DAVID GOODWIN (Axis) 15505 NEW HALLS FERRY RD FLORISSANT, MO 63031 314-456-1100 dpty635g@aol.com
- Obfw. DAVID (Earl) OVERSCHMIDT (Axis) 102 WISTERIA CT. KANSAS CITY, MO 64089 314-753-7547 dptydover@gmail.com
- Cpt. Tim Scherrer (Allied) 835 Oak Lawn Drive, Columbia, MO 65203
- 84th Infantry Division (Railsplitters) 573-489-4891 soldierboy440@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/339974636142925/348850668588655/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
Authenticity Notes: HRS Authenticity Guidelines apply to this event. All German, American and other Western Front Impressions are Welcome. WWII HRS Safety and authenticity rules apply and will be strictly enforced. All reenactors participating will have proper period hairstyles for their respective nationality. Participants will use weapons of the type their respective impression/ unit would have carried on the Western Front during this timeframe.
Prohibited Vehicles/Items: Authentic or Period vehicles only. Host unit(s) will be using several administrative vehicles to facilitate the event
No alcoholic beverages permitted on Weldon Springs Training Site. No smoking inside of buildings. Smoking in designated areas only. No Illegal Substances.
Restrictions on Minors: No one under the age of 16 will be allowed to attend this event. Attendees 16-17 years old may participate in the tactical battle but must sign any waivers and must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or their designee.
Other restrictions: Blanks/ Pyro: HRS guidelines regarding the use of blanks will be observed at all times. No Live ammo of any kind. Pyro and smoke must be commercially purchased and pre-approved. No exceptions.

Motels:
Staybridge Suites: 11 55 Technology Dr. Weldon Springs, MO 63376 (636) 300-0999
Residence Inn: 101 Progress Point Ct. O’Fallon, MO 63368, (636) 300-3535
Holiday Inn Express: 1175 Technology Dr, O'Fallon, MO 63368(636) 300-4844
Sponsoring Unit(s): JAGERREGIMENT .38 (HRS), 84th Infantry Division (Railsplitters) (HRS)

April 2014 - Military Shows

The information below is taken from other sites - please check with the organizers of the event before proceeding to make your reservations.



April 4 – 5, 2014, Alabama: Annual Gulf Coast Rally at the USS Alabama, 2703 Battleship Parkway Mobile, AL. The annual Spring event is always fun and we enjoy meeting with the members of the Mississippi Coast Watchers, Deep South, and First Florida Clubs in what is always an upbeat swap and sell meet. Contact: Ronnie Guin; President@ddmvpa.com or visit: www.ddmvpa.org.

April 5, 2014, California: AIRSHOW 2014 at the Riverside Airport, Riverside, CA from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Historic military vehicle displays by the Inland Empire MVPA will be featured along with the Warbird’s displays and flights, and a kiddies’ carnival are all part of the experience. Contact: (951) 682-1771 or visit www.riversideairshow.com.

April 11 -1 3, 2014, North Carolina: Military Vehicle and Collector Show at Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC sponsored by J&R Productions. Trail rides, large spaces, abundant shade, concessions, camping and restrooms on site. Admission is $10 for weekend pass; active and retired Veterans receive $5.00 discount. Camping reservations: (336) 859-2755. Contact: Jim Henry; (704) 983-5940 days; $910) 439-6292 evenings, or Bob Jeffreys; (910) 980-0771, kjeffreys08@aol.com.

April 11, 2014Edinburgh, IN - Camp Atterbury National Event
Thrid Army Historical Society – CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
Edinburgh, IN

April 12 - 13, 2014 - St. Paul, MN - Minneapolis-St. Paul Military Relic & Weapon Collector Show
Our Store is the founder and 30 year sponsor of the MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL MILITARY RELIC AND WEAPON COLLECTOR SHOW. The Show is held each spring & fall at the MINNESOTA STATE FAIRGROUNDS (St.Paul) in the Progress Center Building (located in northeast corner of the Fairgrounds along the Snelling Avenue fence). Exhibitor Tables are available through our Store for $50.00 each. The public is invited, show hours are from 8:00am-6:00pm on Saturday, and 9:00am-4:00pm on Sunday. Admission is $5.00 and children under 10 free. Website: http://www.battlefieldstore.com/id27.html
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battlefield-Store/191329984269580

April 20 – 27, 2014, California: Camp Delta at Tower Park. Largest annual western MV swap meet/rally! Hosted by Military Vehicle Collectors of California at Stockton/Delta KOA, 6 miles west of Lodi on Route 12. No vendor fee except campsite charge. ARMOR Showcase, presented by Hagerty, Friday with People’s Choice cash awards, half-track discussion group, spud gun shoot, raffle, ladies social, meals, pools, and restaurant. Possible wait list for campsites. Contact Jo-Ann; mamalesser@yahoo.com, (408) 440-6068. Activities: John; in_garage@hotmail.com; (415) 491-1601, www.MVCCNews.net.

April 25-27, 2014, Chicago: The Chicago Military Collectibles Show
Location: Midwest Conference Center (located at Concord Plaza), 401 W. Lake St., Northlake IL 60164
Details: Open to the public at 2pm to 7pm on Friday; 9am to 5pm on Saturday; 9am to 1pm on Sunday. Admission on Friday is $15.00(good all three days); Saturday is $8.00 and Sunday is $5.00. If you bring in a post card, show flyer or newspaper ad, we will give you $1.00 off the price of admission for SATURDAY only. 8' Exhibitor tables $80.00 each. All guns at these shows must be pre 1945 manufacture. No ammunition allowed at either show. DEALER SET-UP BEGINS AT 11:00 a.m.on Friday.
Contact: Jeff Stone, phone: 708-558-0587, email: chgomilitaryshow@aol.com
Website: http://www.militarypromotions.info/

April 26 – 27, 2014, New Jersey: Military Transport Association Spring Meet at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ opening at 8 a.m. both days. Vendors, vehicles and displays are all planned. Admission is $5.00, with children 12 and under free. For more information visit www.mtaswapmeet.com or e-mail info@mtaswapmeet.com.

May 2014 - Military Events

The information below is taken from other sites - please check with the organizers of the event before proceeding to make your reservations.



May 8 – 10, 2014, Maryland: 41st Annual East Coast Military Vehicle Rally at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen Maryland. This event will feature historic military vehicles, militaria, parts, collectibles, etc. The 680+ 18’x18’ paved vendor spaces are always a sellout. Vendor move-in is on 7 May. This event benefits Veteran organizations. Always open and free to the public. Contact; (800) 730-6621 or visit: http://militaryvehicleshow.com.

May 10, 2014, Canada: Tank Saturdays at the Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON, Canada from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tank Saturdays are on the second Saturday of each month from May – October with live demonstrations of operational historic armoured fighting vehicles from Canada and its Allied Forces. Contact: info@ontrmuseum.ca or visit: www.ontrmuseum.ca/events.htm.

May 16 – 18, 2014, Ohio: The Findlay Show, 27th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hancock County Fairgrounds, Findlay, OH.  This year’s event features an American Huey 369 helicopter. Activities include a swap meet, historic MV displays, concessions and entertainment. Sponsored by the Findlay Military Association, Ohio Motorpool, Buckeye Military Vehicle Collectors, and the Marlboro Volunteers. For more information visit: www.finhanmilitary.org or contact: Keith Kimmel; (419) 721-4456, kkkimmel@aol.com: John Cheney Sr.; (419) 306-4290, cheneyja@frontier.com.

May 17 – 18th – Dakota City Heritage Village, Minneapolis, MN
http://dakotacitywwii.yolasite.com/ - This is the largest WWII Reenactment in Minnesota. All WWII Impressions are welcome. This event is open to the public.
There will be 3 Normandy Themed Battles, 2 Russian Front Battles, Weapons Demos, Fashion Show, Lots of WWII Military Vehicles including a Sherman Tank!
Authors, Veterans & Military Swap Meet, Food & Drinks Available
$7 with a Non-Perishable Food Item, $9 Without, WWII Veterans & Kids 5 & Under Free - Fun for the Whole Family!
For questions Call Jon Boorom 612-432-2231 or IvanTheCutThroat@Hotmail.com

May 17 - 18, 2014 - Ohio - Mansfield Gun Show
Location: Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Rd. Mansfield, OH 44906
Details: Show hours are 8am to 1pm. Admission is $5.00. Exhibitor Table Pricing For 8' Tables $40
Contact: Chris Beebe 330-806-1110, email: heritagearms@gmail.com
Website: http://www.heritagegunshowohio.com/

May 17, 2014, Alabama: The Alabama Center of Military History Vehicle Rally at the Veteran’s Memorial Museum, 2060 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL co-hosted by the Dixie Division Military Vehicle Club. Randy Withrow and staff provide a wonderful opportunity to fellowship and also tour one of the coolest military collections in this country. Contact: Randy Withrow;  (256) 883-3737 or visit: www.ddmvpa.org.

Saturday, May 31, 2014, Peoria, ILL at 10:00 AM - Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM (CDT) World War II Comes Alive - Central IL WW2 Reenactors, Inc.  (*) www.centralilww2.com-

June 2014 - Military Events


The information below is taken from other sites - please check with the organizers of the event before proceeding to make your reservations.



June 1, 2014 - Glendale Heights Militaria Show
Location: The Ramada Inn and Suites, 780 E. North Ave.(Rt.64 1/2 mile West of I-355) Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Details: Show hours are 8am to 1pm. Admission is $5.00. Exhibitor Table Pricing For 8' Tables $40
Contact: Jeff Stone, phone: 708-558-0587, email: chgomilitaryshow@aol.com
Website: http://www.militarypromotions.info/

June 4- 7, 2014, Idaho: The Idaho Military Vehicle Association presents its annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show at I-84 at Idaho Hwy 95, exit #3 North, Fruitland, ID. Admission and the Transportation Museum are FREE and open to the public on Friday and Saturday. Swap meet, car crushing, trail rides, military displays, demonstrations and more are all part of the activities. Contact: Wayne Butterfield; (208) 461-9202; wayne@heritagewifi.com or visit: www.idahomotorpool.com.

Friday & Saturday, June 6-7, 2014 - WWII Allied Troops Encampment
D-Day Obrservance on June 6 – little event - http://forttaber.org/upcoming-events/

June 7, 2014, Connecticut: 37th Annual Connecticut Military Vehicle Show and Flea Market, Four Town Fairgrounds, 56 Egypt Rd., Somers, CT. Contact: Bob Artiboni; (860) 798-5344 or visit: www.comvec.org.

June 6 - 8, 2014, Illinois - 4TH ANNUAL RAILS TO VICTORY - Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 South LaFox Street (IL 31), South Elgin, IL 60177
Event Summary: Rails to Victory is a great event for all impressions: Military and Civilians. This year's event will focus on remembering D-Day and the sacrifices made by the Allies during the invasion of France in June and July 1944.

- New for 2014: A period WW2 BICYCLE RALLY & PARADE is scheduled for Sunday Morning at 10:30 AM for a leisurely ride through the museum and down the Fox River Bicycle path to the Duerr Forest Preserve and back (approximately 3 miles round trip). Period bicycles of all kinds; military & civilian, and European & Homefront, are all invited to participate in this first of its kind WW2 Era Bicycle Rally.
- Saturday's Schedule will focus on BATTLES & LIVING HISTORY scenarios along the Trolley Line; offering several bridge skirmishes throughout the day. New in 2014, we are planning evening runs of the Occupied France Trolley Tours offering both reenactors and the public a chance to see the bridge skirmishes and living history skits under sunset lighting with long shadows.
- Sunday's Schedule shall include a LARGE SCALE FIELD BATTLE at 1pm in and around the Museum's bone yard with all the railroad obstacles for defensive positions; and includes the expanded open grassy area incorporated into last year's larger battlefield. All vehicles including tracked vehicles and watercrafts are welcome to participate.
- A period WW2 Girls Baseball Home Front Game will once again be played on Sunday afternoon this year at 3pm. Reenactors are encouraged to come over to watch the game and cheer on their favorite team; whether it be the Rockford Peaches, Kenosha Comets, Racine Bells, or South Bend Blue Sox.
- Opportunities for historical camp presentations are also welcome and can be presented both days of the event. Please contact us if you would like your presentation added to the printed schedule.
- Camp Amenities: Shaded Encampments and Flush Toilets on site.
Event Times:
- Friday, June 6: Reenactor check-in, 4pm to 10pm.;
- Saturday, June 7 : Reenactor check-in, 8 am to 9:15am;
- Sunday, June 8: Reenactor check-in, 9am to 9:50am;
- Daily morning formations and S&A check;
- Museum Opens at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday;
- Visit the Event Web Site for Additional event details (schedules, maps, and updates).
Website: http://www.railstovictory.com
Pre-Registration: http://railstovictory2014.eventbrite.com (No Walk Ons)
Fee: none
Contact: Rebecca Tulloch becky1861@sbcglobal.net
Map: http://foxtrolley.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1146775
Directions: The Fox River Trolley Museum is located on Illinois Route 31, three blocks south of State Street in South Elgin, IL. at Fox River Trolley Museum, 365 South LaFox Street (Illinois Route 31),South Elgin, IL 60177
- From Chicago and the east: Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90) or US Route 20 west to Elgin. - - Exit on Illinois 31 southbound and follow posted detour at Spring Street (South Elgin).
- From the west and northwest: Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90) or US Route 20 east to Elgin. Exit on Illinois 31 southbound and follow posted detour at Spring Street (South Elgin).
- From the south: Take Illinois Route 59 north to Illinois Route 64. Turn west on 64 to Illinois Route 31 in St Charles. Take 31 north to the museum.
Authenticity Notes: HRS safety and authenticity rules apply.
Invited Vehicles/Items: All WWII vehicles, including tracked vehicles, are welcome; weather conditions permitting, tracked vehicles may be limited to the gravel road and battle field. Smaller vehicles such as Jeeps, Motorcycles, Kubels & Lightweight Trucks may drive on the grassy areas. A static vehicle honor display area has been established for all attending vehicles. Boats and other period water crafts such rafts are also welcome on the Fox River, but should contact us first prior to bringing out. River depth is only 2-3 feet in the vicinity of the museum.
Restrictions on Minors: HRS Rules
Other restrictions: No alcoholic beverages permitted in the Museum and County Park. No digging, but camp fires are allowed in above pits and military stoves and grills. No firing of weapons in the encampment area in County Park by Forest Preserve Ordinance; but okay in the designated battlefield areas on museum property.
Motels: Accommodations available in nearby Elgin and St. Charles Illinois: Hampton Inn, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites and West Dundee's Marriott International-Courtyard & Towne Place Suites; and in St. Charles: Best Western, Country Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Geneva Motel, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Baker, Pheasant Run Resort, and Super 8. Restaurants: There are eating establishments with in a very easy walk of the museum ranging in variety from hot dogs to pizza.
Sponsoring Unit(s): Members of the US10th Mtn LHDG, and members of Vintage Rockford Peaches Softball Team of the WW2 Girls Baseball Living History League.

June 13 – 15, 2014, Ohio: The Marlboro Volunteers, Inc. will have their Annual Military Vehicle Show at 16125 Armor St., north of Alliance, off St. Rt. 225, Stark Co., OH. Free entrance with a military vehicle, all others are $3.00 each or $10.00 per car load. Vendors and a P/X for everyone. Contact: Denny Davis; (330) 206-9961 or Carolyn Caskey; (330) 206-1629 or visit: www.marlborovolunteersinc.com.



June 13 – 15, 2014, Missouri
GENERAL JIMMY DOOLITTLE - VICTORY DAYS, DOOLITTLE, MO
Location: Burns Army Surplus, I-44 Exit 179, Doolittle, MO 65550
Dates: 13-15 June 2014
Event Times: Camp setup starts 12 noon 13 June, event 9am - 5pm 14 June, all camps cleared by 12 noon 15 June 2014
Registration Times: 3-7pm 13 June, 7-9am 14 June
Pre-Registration: Re-enactors will receive a FREE lunch if pre-registered by 7 June 2014, all others will register on site:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/general-jimmy-doolittle-victory-days-doolittle-mo-tickets-6777907905?aff=eac2
Fee: None
Contact: 6th Corps Living History Group (Select 'Contact Us' on the following page:
http://www.6thcorpslhg.com)
Website: http://doolittlevictorydays.webs.com
Authenticity Notes: All WW II impressions, all theatres, all nationalities
Prohibited Vehicles/Items: All Military Vehicles are welcome, static display mostly, small convoy Friday night or Saturday morning, possible small skirmish using small vehicles.
Restrictions on Minors: Per HRS Rules
Other restrictions: NO live ammunition.
Sponsoring Unit(s): FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE, 6TH CO, 3RD REG, SECOND 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION, 25TH BRIGADE 7TH DIVISION, 116th INFANTRY REGIMENT, 29th INFANTRY DIVISION, 29th PANZERGRENADIER REGIMENT, 3rd PANZERGRENADIER DIVISION

June 14, 2014, Canada: Tank Saturdays at the Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON, Canada from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tank Saturdays are on the second Saturday of each month from May – October with live demonstrations of operational historic armoured fighting vehicles from Canada and its Allied Forces. Contact: info@ontrmuseum.ca or visit: www.ontrmuseum.ca/events.htm.

June 20 & 21, 2014, Pennsylvania: 2nd annual Ruhr Pocket, 1945, Train / GI Vehicle Convoy Battle. Running vehicle battle with the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad. American MG jeeps and trucks needed for fast moving battle, 10 miles. Event is free but limited in participants per side. The event is hosted by the 99th Infantry Division Historical Society, Inc., Titusville, PA. Contact: (814) 490-3377, battlebaby99@verizon.net.

June 20 – 21, 2014, Alabama: Mount Olive Swap Meet at Gamble Truck Parts, 2800 Mount Olive Rd., Mount Olive, AL. This event will help those traveling to the National to stop off in Mt. Olive the weekend before on their way to the MVPA Convention, June 26 – 28 in Louisville, KY. Contact: Ronnie Guin; President@ddmvpa.com or visit: www.ddmvpa.org.
June 20 – 22, 2014, Michigan:  Lest We Forget of SW MI invites you to attend 2014 “Walk Thru History” featuring WWII, Korea and Vietnam re-enactments at the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport at Benton Harbor, MI. Historic military vehicles, including amphibious rides on the river, vendors, warbirds, a vehicle parade, hangar dance and a parachute drop by the SC “Leap Dog” group are all planned. Contact: Don Alsbro; (269) 921-7176, dealsbro@comcast.net or visit: www.lestweforgetusa.org.

June 20, 21, and 22, 2014 - 7883 S Lowell Park Rd., Dixon, IL - http://wwiirecreateddixon.weebly.com/


June 25, 2014, Kentucky: Military Vehicle Preservation Association Board of Directors meeting at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
  
June 26 – 28, 2014, Kentucky: The 39th Annual Convention of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY, hosted by the Kilroy Chapter of the MVPA. Make your plans to attend, and look for more information in Supply Line. http://www.mvpa.org/home/mvpa-convention/upcoming-convention/

June 28 – 29, 2014, Virginia: WWII Weekend in Fort Valley, 321 Spring Mountain Way, Ft. Valley, VA. WWII vehicles, horse-mounted impressions, military encampments and more activities planned. Proceeds benefit Therapeutic Riding Program for wounded veterans. Contact: Erek Dorman; (703) 626-7351, ww2@secretpassageranch.net, or visit: www.secretpassageranch.net/ww2. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sprww2


The above information is taken from other sites - please check with the organizers of the event before proceeding to make your reservations.