Welcome to Strictly GI

Strictly GI is a WWII US Army living history group based in the United Kingdom, with a focus on accurately recreating various aspects of the GI's time in service throghout Europe during World War II.

Latest Articles

A selection of our most recent World War II articles.

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A Guide to GI Slang

This article presents a list of contemporary glossary of US Army slang terms prepared by the United States War Department Bureau of Public Relations in 1941.

Language & Culture
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Guide to Marking Uniforms and Equipment with Laundry Numbers
Uniforms and Equipment

Distinguishing your uniform and equipment from others can be difficult in the field. Read our handy guide on how to mark them in the correct, WWII manner to distinguish your gear from others.

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WWII US Army Spectacles - A Guide for Living Historians
Uniforms and Equipment

Spectacles are an important part of life for many re-enactors and living historians, but are often overlooked when putting together an accurate impression. Learn how to complete the look with our handy guide!

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WWII Allied Invasion Currency
Camp & Bivouac

Designed to replace local currencies and stablize economies in the aftermath of World War II, "invasion currency" was issued by Allied governments for use in occupied territories.

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Table of Basic Allowances Number 21
Uniforms and Equipment

This Table of Basic Allowances, prepared by the Office of the Quartermaster General on 23 February 1942 lists the prescribed issue of clothing and equipment to individuals and organizations.

Latest Posts

A selection of the most recent posts from our blog.

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Strictly GI accompany US Troops for Thanksgiving 2023

To celebrate Thanksgiving 2023, members of Strictly GI were lucky to be invited to former RAF Metheringham to display a collection of WWII vehicles to American forces stationed at nearby RAF Digby.

7 months ago
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10 months ago
New MOS Database launched!

Our online database of World War II Military Occupational Classifications for Enlisted Personnel is now live on the website. Read about our efforts to digitize and launch it here.

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11 months ago
New Website Launched

The new Strictly GI website is now officially live. Featuring articles, free reproduction paperwork and a vast array of useful WWII information, we invite everyone to explore our site.

Past Events

A collection of our recent past events.

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4th Infantry Division Photoshoot

A selection of images from Strictly GI's private photoshoot representing members of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division during their progress inland from Utah Beach, 6 June 1944.

4th Infantry Division
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Woodhall Spa 40s Festival 2023
128th Evacuation Hospital

Our impression for this year's Woodhall Spa 1940s weekend was a snapshot of the first Evacuation Hospital in Normandy, the 128th Evacuation Hospital.