Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45

•March 29, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Great book by Karl James about an interesting topic I did not know much about. I’d say about 40-50% of the book are photos, nice layout and some cool info, though it does not go into super great detail. One thing missing in my opinion is a section dedicated to original Uniforms and equipment, still highly recommended if you are interested in the Pacific War and looking for something different (and it’s a great inspiration for reenactment projects 😉 ) Continue reading ‘Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45’

Hacksaw Ridge

•February 19, 2017 • 1 Comment


A movie directed by Mel Gibson about the true story of Desmond Doss, an army medic who received the Medal of Honor for his incredible exploits on Okinawa. Continue reading ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Lightning Magazine – Military Jacket

•February 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment


Lightning Magazine – Military Jacket. A super nice magazine from Lightning Japan. It is a high quality publication, not to be confused with cheaply produced mainstream magazines. These “Mooks” (somewhat of a crossover between a magazine and a book) are ever popular in Japan. Continue reading ‘Lightning Magazine – Military Jacket’

THE REAL McCOY’S Training Shoes

•January 18, 2017 • 1 Comment


I guess the guys at THE REAL McCOY’S are reading my blog   😉   😛
WW2 Sneakers incoming as part of their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Available in March, ~25000 Yen aaaaarghhhh Continue reading ‘THE REAL McCOY’S Training Shoes’

Raider Boots

•January 16, 2017 • 3 Comments


You might have heard about the special boots that were used by some Marine Raiders especially during their earlier actions. They are mentioned in veteran accounts and books, mostly reffered to as civilian work boots or logger boots. Finding photographic evidence of these is very difficult. Continue reading ‘Raider Boots’

Hello 2017!

•December 31, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Getting ready for New Year’s Eve  😉


Have a great new year everybody!

Merry Christmas!

•December 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Wish you all a merry Christmas and happy holidays with friends and family!