niedziela, 22 stycznia 2017
Nadchodzą Brygady Międzynarodowe!/ International Brigades are coming!
Degytyaryov LMG (DP-27) produced in the USSR became famous during the Second World War. However its first combat use was in Spain, where it was delivered to International Brigades defending Madrid and fighting at the battle of Guadalajara. First models were made of less than 80 elements and due to simple construction very reliable. 47 cartrige round magazine was providing good firepower.
Volunteers of the International Brigades at the end of 1936 were re-armed and re-equipped. They received khaki uniforms similar to British from the Great War. In fact many elements of the uniforms were from the Britis surplus. It was also the source of leather trench vests both of these soldiers wear.
I started to collect equipment for reenactment so I'm in possesion of elements of Brigades' soldier's equipment, including trench vest.