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Once upon a time in Belgium.

When we decided to establish our group, we wanted to portray the fighting man who found himself in the heat of the action and stood by the values of the German soldier in its purest form

.The German soldier within a unit with an honourable service record, free of the typical stereotypes. admired by friend and foe.

While searching the internet we stumbled upon the 11. panzer division. An elite division within the ranks of the wehrmacht, feared and respected by its opponents.
Their chivalrous attitude towards allied soldiers and POWs even brought them words of praise by US general George S. Patton.

Nicknamed die Gespensterdivision, this division can look back to a rich history, deployments on various theatres during the war and a solid reputation.
Their famous sword wielding specter on a halftrack as a symbol made it quite obvious to us that this was the unit that we wanted to portray.

The living history group "Die Gespensterbrigade" was born.

United by our core values: ambition, immersion without compromises and a great devotion to authenticity, we created a brotherhood of like-minded people who uphold the same values.

Portraying by the book

We have dedicated a lot of research to our portrayal. Our impression needs to be flawless and executed into the finest details.

This demands a lot of time and research, and is, in fact, a neverending story.

To achieve the best result possible we compared a lot of materials from different suppliers to provide all our members with the best gear available.

For our impression, we mainly use reproductions, but some equipment made today does not meet up to our standards. In those cases we opt for original gear that we refurbish during our "project weekends".
We also dedicated a lot of time observing original footage and handbooks such as the famous Reibert guide to set out correct guidelines for our members.

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M. Kuperus

Oberleutnant
 

J. Schonig

Oberfeldwebel
13/09/1917
Liegnitz

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M. Brandt
Stabsgefreiter
09/02/1894
Aachen

G. Nordhaus

Unterfeldwebel

13/02/1894
Bad Bentheim

F. Gerber

Feldwebel
21/05/1918
Frankenberg

W.  Büchner

Unterfeldwebel
 

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H. Manstein

Stabsgefreiter
19/07/1910
Monschau

K. Sturm
Obergefreiter
03/12/1920
Duisburg

R. Lehmann

Obergefreiter
14/12/1910
Wurzen

B. Saller
Oberschutze
10/02/1923
Rotenburg

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G. Weber

Obergefreiter

06/06/1920
Leipzig

L. Pauli
Grenadier
11/10/1924
Adenau

H. Burgstaller
Grenadier
14/07/1924
Oldenburg

E. Müller

Oberschutze

04/04/1924
Freital
 

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R. Werner Schubert
Grenadier
27/08/1910

Reichenwalde

A. Klaus
Schutze

03/05/1910

Wurzen

F. Winter
Schutze
02/04/1925
Gleiwitz

F. Krefeld
Schutze
02/04/1914
Koln

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A. Löwisch

Schutze
13/12/1923
Dresden

P. Maria Richter

Schutze
04/04/1908

Oberhausen
 

J. Becker

Schutze

02/04/1925

Saale

W. Schultz

Schutze

11/05/1920
Hellerau

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E. Burgstaller
Schutze

01/06/1923
Oldenburg

S. Kohler

Schutze
08/01/1925

Kassel

H. Werter
Schutze
1923
Wilhelmshaven

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R. Werner Schubert
Grenadier
27/08/1910

Reichenwalde

F. Krefeld
Schutze
02/04/1925
Gleiwitz

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J. Becker

Schutze

02/04/1925

Saale

W. Schultz

Schutze

11/05/1920
Hellerau

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S. Kohler

Schutze
08/01/1925

Kassel