Project Edelweiss 2012

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Heeresbergführer, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Heeresbergführer

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    Grüß Di' Bergkameraden,

    Just wanted to forward the following after action report from this year's "Project Edelweiss." Bruno has done an excellent job with this event. This has to be one of the ultimate reenactments, at least for Gebirgsjäger types. It is set as a pre-war high alpine training school.

    Unfortunately, I was not able to attend this year, but I am already making plans for next years adventure.

    Bergheil und Horrido!

    Patrick


     
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    To conclude on this last classic edition of Project Edelweiss,

    I present my sincere congratulations to all the participants for the edition 2012 of Project Edelweiss and especially on the second day, when the weather was not with us, we were able to face it and to adapt. I want to thank all of the participants who trusted my lead and who followed my steps with confidence and deep motivation. I thank the ones who have done a very long trip to reach Switzerland, I really hope the event met your expectations.

    When I was thinking about PE2012, I had a dilemma about these options: to increase the performance (harder trip) or to increase the quantity of participants? In order to welcome all of you for this last classic edition I had found a trip which offers a reachable summit. The quality of the equipments and uniforms was high, I saw a true effort on this point for this edition. Most of you were particularly active to help and support in the best way the event, before and during it. This last classic edition was a beautiful opportunity to meet so many different people from different countries. It was a pleasure and an honor.

    As for me, the objectives of Project Edelweiss for these last 4 years have been done:

    - To give you the opportunity to live a real mountain trip in period conditions, and offer you the occasion to have a small taste of the reality of the men we are representing.

    - To participate to create international connections and a quality community of gebirgsjäger reenactors.

    - To pay an honor to the men we are representing through a quality event, done with serious and respect.

    I do not know if some of you remember my very first post about Project Edelweiss in March 2009, I kept it in my mind:
    “What we would like to propose should be a pure gebirgsjäger event. I don't care about quantity but I care about quality. (…) It is in this spirit that I propose you this possible event. To me, re-enactment is not only wearing an uniform but it's a spirit, a style, a behavior. Wearing an Edelweiss on my head has deep meanings for me. I see in this kind of event the opportunity to represent with respect and honor these men, trying to experience the same things that they did, over 3000 m/alt, not in terms of warrior skills but sportive one.”

    The editions in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 were about quantity and quality. 2013 will be about quality and performance. I want to keep Project Edelweiss as close as reality and for this, beyond the quality of equipment and uniform, the key factors will be physical condition, mountain experience and team work.

    I hope I will be able to build another unique adventure with the few participants who meet these previous requirements, who share this way of reenactment and in who my trust is clear. I thank you the other ones who have been supporting Project Edelweiss until today, it is time for you to keep the same trend into the reenactment world. I did my part to promote another idea of WWII gebirgsjäger reenactment, time to do yours.

    A new page is opened. Higher. Better.

    Best Regards,
    Bergheil !
    Ausbilder Bruno W.
    www.project.edelweiss.over-blog.com

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  15. PADDY

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    Outstanding Sir!
     
  16. Dudleydoright

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    That is a wonderful collection of photos you have presented sir. Very well done to all the members of your group.

    May I ask which maker of the double-breasted windbluse you use. They look very good indeed !

    Thank you for taking the time to post these photos.

    Dave
     
  17. Otter

    Otter One Too Many

    Outstanding! No namby-pamby goretex to be seen. Things were a lot harder back then and a lot less comfortable. Thanks for all those photos and a big thanks to all who took part and put so much effort in to their uniforms.
     
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    Outstanding!!!!
     
  19. Hunter_aka_Scotty

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    What incredible pictures for an unbelievable experience! Thank you for sharing! Just fantastic!!!
     
  20. Mr. Godfrey

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    Superb Patrick.

    As ever, thank you for sharing such magical moments with us. A few of those photos are truly iconinc. One event I love to hear about.

    Please pass on out thanks to Bruno.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2012

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