Welcome to Strictly GI!

Strictly GI is a UK-based re-enactment group which focuses on the accurate portrayal of the US Army soldier during World War 2. Although we are based in the United Kingdom, we regularly attend events throughout mainland Europe, and enjoy working with other like-minded individuals and groups across the UK at various living history and private events.

Latest News:

Over the next few months, we will be adding digitized versions of numerous editions of “GI Stories”. G.I. Stories was a series of 53 booklets published during WWII by the Army newspaper Stars and Stripes.

It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated from German occupation by the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day, but the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is soon to be erased from the history books.

A new section of recoloured original WWII images has been added to the website.

The Commemorative Air Force have released rare footage shot in England on 5 June 1944 by Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division.

101st Airborne Division veteran, Vince Speranza (H Co., 501st PIR) tells ‘the beer story’ that occurred while he was serving during the Battle of the Bulge.

As part of our series of Articles looking at the pitching and striking of WW2 US Army tentage, we’re pleased to announce the addition of another part in the series. This one looks at Wall Tents, and can be found in the “Articles” section.

As part of our series of Articles looking at the pitching and striking of WW2 US Army tentage, we’re pleased to announce the addition of another part in the series. This one looks at Wall Tents, and can be found in the “Articles” section.

It has been announced that the Carentan Historical Center (the organization responsible for the fantastic museum at Dead Man’s Corner) is to hold another “Greatest Generation” exposition in the Normandy area. Michel De Trez, who co-runs the organization with Emmanuel Allain has already staged a similar expo for the 60th anniversary, and the following press release has been produced for the upcoming second incarnation.

Latest Articles:

This iconic photograph of the Normandy campaign shows Pvt. Joseph De Freitos (Yonkers, New York) heating up C Rations using his Coleman stove during a brief interlude between fighting in the French town of Pont-Bocard.

Unit History of the 29th Infantry Division during WWII.

This article lists the items of equipment and clothing carried by invasion troops on D-Day, Operation “Neptune”, as prepared by the Office of the Quartermaster General.

Describes the correct way to pitch, strike and fold the Small Wall, Large Wall and Storage Tent, as prescribed in FM 20-15: Tents and Tent Pitching.

Describes the correct way to pitch, strike and fold the WWII M1934 Pyramidal Tent, as prescribed in FM 20-15: Tents and Tent Pitching.

Describes the correct way to pitch, strike and fold the WWII Shelter Tent (both types), as prescribed in FM 20-15: Tents and Tent Pitching.

A simple guide to correctly marking your individual Clothing and Equipment with your laundry number.

This article details how you can claim back any VAT or Import Duty raised against WWII militaria being delivered from the US.

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