D-Day 2019 is fast approaching! If you're feeling like a less organized version of the WAC above, here's a printable packing list to help you make sure you have everything! Through a few years of trial and error, we've found this list to be comprehensive and useful. See you next week!
This post was written by one of our members, Emma Wilson. Emma is a squad leader in HQ Co., a full-time student, Army wife, and runs a personal blog at http://www.beingemmanuelle.com. We love this list she compiled, and think there are some good points for those of us who aren't so new! Honestly, I still … Continue reading 10 Tips for the Newbie Reenactor
Mollie’s War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe By Mollie Weinstein Schaffer and Cyndee Schaffer McFarland Publishing, 2010 http://www.mollieswar.com/ Rating: 4 out of 5 Review by Amanda McInnis Time/Part of War covered: 1943 – 1945. The focus is on the war through Mollie’s eyes – and therefore it goes from her enrollment, … Continue reading Book Review: Mollie’s War
An Army in Skirts by Frances DeBra Brown Indiana Historical Society Press, 2008 “To all the women who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps. We were raised as ladies and we acted as ladies, hence the name of my book An Army in Skirts.” Review by Jennifer Bergeron An … Continue reading Book Review: An Army in Skirts
Last week we conducted an informal survey to be able to see what the current state of the WWII female reenacting community was. We had an amazing response with over 500 respondents in under 3 days. We have (very unscientifically) compiled the answers in the below report, identifying trends and including highlights from the responses. … Continue reading Female Reenactor Survey Results
“Life is really rugged out here, but I enjoy every bit of it. We eat, sleep, & work in the open. I even wear long underwear!! Can you feature that?” -Mollie Weinstein writing from France, 12 August 1944 Excerpted from Mollie's War In the early days of the WAAC, the subject of what the issued … Continue reading WAC Winter Underwear–DIY
In honor of National Trivia Day, we've made a short quiz on WAC Trivia. A few of these are fairly simple, but most are a little more difficult. All questions are culled from sources that are available online, so you could take it open note style if you are so inclined. The quiz is available … Continue reading Trivia Day Quiz