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Posted by: Victor February 17, 2004 08:07 pm
I thought that if some members wish to give more details about them (like Gunter did), they should have a proper place to do it. So here it is, at your disposal.

Note: Only posts containing your presentation are allowed. No chit-chat.

Posted by: Alexandru H. February 17, 2004 10:21 pm
I'm a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
"Tip me over
and pour me out!"

Posted by: Indrid February 18, 2004 06:51 am
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23years old, from Galati, Romania, can't wait to leave it, i like history and good books, plans for the future - i have not decided yet, religion - yes, currently living in Bucharest and i am Ist year Master Student (learning politics......)

bla bla bla....

Posted by: Dr_V February 18, 2004 02:27 pm
I'm 26 years old and I'm living in Bucharest.

I've finished the Carl Davilla Medical Colledge last year and now I'm an intern at the Sf. Pantelimon Emergency Clinical Hospital, cardiology department. Fot the future I plan to specialise in medical imaging (a branch of radiology).

I was baptised as a christian, but I'm not a religious man. I belive in God, but not in religious rithuals.

I have no political simpathys and I avoid political disputes.

I'm single for now, but I'm staying with my girlfriend and we'll probably get married next year if we'll get to the conclusion that we both want that and that we can build a true family.

I'm here because of my passion for history of warfare in general and for WW2 in particular.
Of course the pleasant conversation on this forum is another good reason as well.

Posted by: dead-cat February 18, 2004 05:43 pm
32, living in Mainz on the Rhine, Germany.

born in Timisoara and lived there until the age of 28 when i decided to pack my bags and move abroad. graduted the Polytechnical University Timisoara, civil engineering but never worked a second in that field.
working since 7 years as sysadmin, currently being assigned to a very stupid and useless project which is slowly sucking the life out of me.

generally interested in ww1, 30 years war, railroads and ice hockey.
not married, no pets, although i'd be intrested in a cat able to operate a can opener.

Posted by: C-2 February 18, 2004 08:23 pm
I'm 37 ,I'm a dentist like my wife.
Merried for 3.5 years .
I have a son Eric,who today has 4 months.
We live in Bucharest and personaly I don't like it.
I love ww1 and ww2 especialy aviation,but won't refuse any war story.
I like meeting vets and visiting war museums and all sorts of castels and fortifications.
I'm a pacifist.I like weapons only for target practising.
I love cars and when I was young I raced .
I hate extremism intolerance and fundamentalism.
Hate politics.
Love good beer!

Posted by: Chandernagore February 19, 2004 06:47 pm
I'm 41 years old and, naturally, I'm currently living in... Europe. I have a wife but er , I'm not married. I've got a child , it's not truly mine but who cares ? We are a good trio laugh.gif
Have a degree in biochemistry. Sometimes I show the dusty diploma to friends who wonder why I never used it. I'm currently in finance & accounting as data analyst. It's not too boring, there are worst jobs around.

I'm a political beast, not because I love politics but because politics is the way to change your world. I love history and Consim gaming. The two most wonderfull creatures on earth are women and cats, in no particular order, ha ha.

On the dark side of my moon you will find nationalism and neo liberalism (you know, the brainwashing sect whose God is the infallible "Market").


Religion : Christian

Prefered color : yellow

Prefered digit : 14

Most admired army in the world : the IDF (I'm sincere, it's not just to make some readers jump to the ceiling)

I'm peacefull, pacifist but don't step on my shoes too heavily or you get one across the jaw :laugh:
Just kidding, I would warn before :keep:

Posted by: dragos February 19, 2004 08:23 pm
Only presentations here, not comments on others. All other posts will be deleted.

Posted by: Bernard Miclescu February 20, 2004 01:39 am
I am 26 yo, i'm living in France in Paris. I'm originally from Bacau (center of the Romanian Moldavia)

I have a dental prothesist formation, and i worked as receptionist/accounts in a hotel.

EDIT: since 24 sept 04 i'm a student again. After one year of "spiritual research", 2 years of philosophy, i'm in the first year of theology at the seminary of the archdiocess of Paris (still 3 years to go...).

Since I was young i loved history,espeacilly ww2 history. I start with the books of Sven Hassel (In Romania i have two "ciobanesti germani" (berger-allemand) dogs, one of them is called Sven) in 94 i started to build my first plastic kit (1/72) a Spitfire. Since then i build 150 kits almost all from the WW2 era at the 1/72 scale (unfortunatlly the collection is in Romania) and I have about 60+ non assembled. In France i built only some kits 1/48 scale.


Posted by: Québec February 20, 2004 05:15 am
I'm 29, living in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I hate the city, but I'm here for work. I come from a region called Saguenay, a 6 hours drive from Montréal. In my free time, I build models, mainly tanks in 1/35, and reenacting. I also collect old military rifles (I have a Romanian VZ24!!!!).I'm single, with no girl in sights :cry: and, as you probably guessed, I'm interested in WW2, mainly Eastern Front.

Not a very exiting guy!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: zeugeniu March 29, 2004 02:11 pm
My name is Eugen.
Im from Tulcea, currently in Bucharest.
Im a programmer (working hard untill the romanian GDP overcomes the one of Hungary, after that i plan to retire smile.gif).
23 years old.
I plan to move to Timisoara or Chisinau after i retire tongue.gif
I love wine.
I am very interested in history and a bit in politics .
Watched you guys arguing for a few months tongue.gif
I am very found on the ethnicity issues/conflicts (romanian-hungarian, romanian-russians etc).
Special thank to Najroda for opening those threads with nationalistic content smile.gif (btw as others told you (Denes) there was no pogrom in Targu Mures o.o).
This is a nice Forum, but im too lazy to post, just like to read from work hehe

Posted by: boonicootza April 14, 2004 06:22 pm
I'm Adrian, I'm 26.
I live in Iasi. I'm a student at Psychology.
I collect orders and medals of Romania and WW2 militaria for about 8 months.
I hate the endless discussions on Romanian-Hungarian issue.
I love this forum. I'm here everyday. :cheers:


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Posted by: PanzerKing April 27, 2004 03:52 pm
My name is Nathan and I'm from the state of Texas in the USA. I'm 19 and currently a student going for a history BA. I'm very politically and socially minded; I like to find out how and why things happen and the consequences of them in this very confusing world of ours.

There's really two sides of me: the quiet student who loves to read and learn military history, and then there's the wild sex, drugs, & rock n' roll attitude of me as well. One hell of a combination really, my friends have a hard time figuring me out. :loool: But I have a band and we just found a new singer...I'll post some mp3s one day when our demo is finished.

So I guess you could say music and history drive me!

Also, I love this forum. There's just something about escaping from this country of mine and being able to speak with brothers all over the world. It's interesting to see how life is outside of mine, and I enjoy coming to this forum to see you all here, Romanians are unique people!

Posted by: mabadesc April 28, 2004 11:41 pm
Hello all,

My name is Mihai and I am 31 years old. I lived in Bucuresti, Romania, until the age of 14, and since then, I've been living in Chicago, Illinois.
I graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and French studies.
Afterwards, I attended graduate school at Princeton University, in their Ph.D. program in French Literature and Language (the department of Romance Languages and Literatures) focusing on Renaissance history and literature. During this time, I was also appointed as instructor of french and taught various french/literature classes to Princeton undergraduate students.
After a couple of years, I decided to postpone writing my Ph.D. dissertation, and left with a Master's degree.
I used my chemistry license to transition into the IT field, and has since worked as a IT/Management Consultant and Project Manager for various large corporations, such as Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini), Hewitt Associates, as well as some independent projects.
As you may infer, I am very interested in history, particularly european late medieval/Renaissance and World War II.
My interest in WWII partly stems from the fact that it directly affected my family to a large extent. Without going into all the grim details, I'll just say that, for example, my mom was held as a hostage/prisoner for a few months by the NKVD in Slovakia in 1945. She was 6 years old at the time...

Posted by: Diego June 04, 2004 05:36 am

A pensive Diego (center, playing the role of Pharaoh) ponders the fate of his armies as they retreat before the hordes of King Jeroboam's Hebrews.

Personal info (FWIW):

51 YO, married, and enjoy wargaming, photography, shooting sports and related subjects.

:beer: beer is good, too (et vin rouge, ....)


Posted by: RazvanCelMare July 27, 2004 10:55 am
Hey. 18 year old Romanian. My name is Razvan, and I am the most well known Romanian in my city, i made sure to that. LOL. :twisted: I live in Salem, Oregon, Usa, i like guns, a lot, and everything related to the european theater in WW2. I do a lot of online gaming, and if someone plays Day of Defeat, please make contact with me, cuz i made my own Romanian Soldier skins for that along with some romanian weapons. Here is a pic of me. I am the one in white. I also enjoy war gaming, i play Warhammer 40k and then other online games. No girlfriend... yet, cuz me and this art student chick are headin that direction. :cheers: wish me luck. 8)

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Posted by: bandman July 28, 2004 01:54 am
My name is James.

I currently live in South Carolina, since my stepdad works for BMW. I am 17 very soon, and have done pre-studying at the University of Georgia, and at the University of South Carolina. My family owns a house in Italy, and so I visit there often, not as often as I would please, mind you. I love drinking beer when I take trips to Europe or the Carribean. My biological father has Romanian blood, and speaks fluent Romanian, but I never got a chance to. I am Catholic, and I drive a BMW 3-series circa 1997.

Posted by: Victor August 10, 2004 10:06 pm
A couple of posts has been deleted.

This thread is for presantations only. No chit-chat.

Posted by: Dani August 13, 2004 10:18 am
Hi everybody,
This is my very first post on this very useful and lovely forum.
My name is Daniel Mendea, 35 years old, living in Bucharest / Romania, working as a HVAC engineer.
Married, no children up to now.
Very interested in WW2 history, especially in tanks as equipments and in paratroopers operations.
Also I enjoy wargaming (mostly Blitzkrieg) and beer :beer:
Thanks for the time spent to read my post.

Posted by: Vlad August 13, 2004 05:05 pm
My name is Vlad Radu Poenaru, 28 , maried, actualy living in Brazil .
I love history, and I´m proud to had an grandfather that fought in ww2 and an uncle that was fighter pilot.

Posted by: Minerval September 08, 2004 06:24 pm
My name is V.D. and I originate from the county of Galati, with my residence in the city of Galati.
For a brief presentation, I have 27 years of age, met and seen an outstanding amount of various characters of societies and mentalities. I have graduated the Romanian-American University of Law from Galati and took two Master's Degree in Criminal Law and Law Philosophy. I have worked since my Law School's graduation in legal counseling and law interpretation within several Romanian and foreign firms. I have also worked in the field of mass-media, regarding journalism collaborations, television moderating and co-producing. At the present time, I am working as a finance adviser within a local stock-market.
I enjoy creating poems and writing prose, I fell confident in the presence of intelligent activities and I am not a man who lets himself to be impressed so easily. I am also an amateur in the study of astronomy and cosmology.
My favorite color is blue and if I would like to have a pet, that one would have to be an eagle.
My astrological sign is Leo and I am very proud of who I am and of what I have accomplished so far.
In the end of my dissertation, I would add that I am a Rosicrucian Knight, initiated in the order of Freemasonry of Scottish Rite.
Mobilus in mobilae!

Posted by: cainele_franctiror September 09, 2004 09:05 pm
I'm Sorin , 28 years old
I'm history teacher and I'm in ***
I'm from Rosiorii de Vede

***edited by admin***
NO political parties names allowed on the forum.

Posted by: ^All^ September 20, 2004 07:28 pm
Howdy, my name is Alex, I'm 19 years old and I live in the county of Bihor. I love chemestry, biology (except anathomy) and, of course, history. I like weapons, especially WW2 german ones and I'd like to have a small collection of German WW2 weapons. I also like tanks, German WW2 of course, but those don't grow on trees and very expensive to colect, not to mention the "high" number in the whole world.

Posted by: Leo_Niehorster September 24, 2004 09:39 pm
Greetings and Salutations.
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I'm Leo Niehorster, and am 57 years old. No longer married. No children. I am part Dutch (father) and American (mother).

I have always been interested in history, and now have a PhD in Military History. As well as a BA and MA in Business Administration. I also have a piece of paper naming me a Systems and Telecommunications Developer and another as an Apple Service Technician. I have worked in many jobs, all over the world and now live in Hannover, Germany.

I am fascinated by WWII, and have written several books about the Axis armies, with more to come. Besides 18 meters of bookshelf, I have a large collection of 1:200 WWII vehicles, as well as Russo-Japanese War 1:1250 waterline ships. I must not forget to mention my organisations website.

Since I wrote the book about the Hungarian Army, I find that Rumanians are reluctant to correspond with me. I hope my presence here on this forum will change that. There is a lot of information still missing about the Rumanians in WWII.


Posted by: Robert October 16, 2004 12:14 am
Hello all,

I'm Robert Geurden. I was born in Wuppertal (West) Germany in 1961. My father was born in Belgium and lived there through World War II. His family was part of the Belgian resistance, involved in forwarding downed Allied pilots to France, then Spain and back to England. My father's cousin married a German woman who's brother (I think) served in U-boats in the German Navy during WW.II.

My mother was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother of Irish and German extraction and father was of French extraction. As far as I can tell, one of her father's ancestors belonged to Napoleon III's body-guard and fled France after September, 1870 (it seemed like a good idea at the time! biggrin.gif )

As a child, I subsequently lived in Paris, France, West Lafayette Indiana (U.S.A.), and Waterloo, Belgium. I attended university, law school and a graduate tax program in the Boston, Massachusetts area and still live there.

I currently have my own law practice concentrating in tax and business planning, and represent small businesses and their owners, and families.

In addition to history and wargaming, my hobbies include hiking, bird-watching and beer-brewing. (No pushing please, there's enough for everyone wink.gif )

I can't in all honesty say that I'm a pacifist, but, having studied history for some 25 years, I can't think of too many wars that were worth the costs involved. I can, though, respect those who had to fight in those wars, and who had to make decisions which I have been fortunate enough to have avoided.

Favorite recent books: Fischer's "Paul Revere's Ride" and "Albion's Seed"; Israel's "Rise and Fall of the Dutch Republic."

Posted by: mr.bluenote February 04, 2005 10:22 pm
Hello all!
My name's J.M. Johansen and I'm a 30 year (sigh, can't really come to terms with the fact that I'm thirty... arghh... sad.gif ) old danish male.

I have a great interest in history, politics, economics, science and a multitude of other equally obscure subjects (which btw includes both beer and peanuts smile.gif)!

When I'm not sitting with my nose in book, I either write, lift weights, get beaten up in a boxing ring or simply walk around in a daze (must be either all those blows to the head ot all the beers consumed over time tongue.gif)!

Strangely enough (I really have no idea why) I'm very interested in Italy and Rumania, especially in the 20th century. Ironically it's more or less the only countries in Europe I haven't been to.

And that's about it, I think?! Hope to learn a lot on this rather neat site.

Best regards!

- Mr.Bluenote.

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Posted by: cnflyboy2000 February 22, 2005 07:34 am
Hi: real name: Steve. 60 y.o. (who's counting?) Degrees; Chemistry (B.S. M.S) and Lit (M.A.), licensed private pilot (1/3 share in Piper Cherokee 235, logged 350 hrs airtime so far), married:38 years to Jeri (who's counting?) children: two sons, (grown, thank u, Jesus). Employment: Sr. Research Scientist, Molecular Genetics (academia 10 yrs, "big" Pharma, 23 yrs., recently retired). Religion: searcher,
R. Catholic by birth, admire Buddhism could never practice it.
Interests: Lit, Art, Science, History, friends, Metaphysics, movies motorcycles (KLR 250, Triumph Bonne. current), Travel (Russia, England, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Bermuda (3x), Martinique, Italy, Romania, 2x). Bicycling, Tennis, skiing, jogging.
Plans/ambitions; travel, read, write, live, love, laugh, have more posts on forum than Indrid, die with boots on.
Hopes: world peace.

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Posted by: Mareşal Boboescu March 25, 2005 06:30 pm
Hello lads,
My name is Emil.
I'm a 20 years old history student from the University of Bucharest from Bucharest.
Half of my familly has worked in the army. From them I got all this military interest espetially from my grandpa who was a lt-col. in the Minstry of the Interior.
Beleve me he has some stories to tell.
I hope I will be able to meet some of you a.s.a.p.


Ml. B.

Posted by: horia March 30, 2005 01:35 pm
My name is Horia I'm from Brasov and I have 22 years old. In the present I'm student at Law University here in Brasov.
I'm the only one in my family how like airplanes (my father likes cars and he had a collection of 400 pieces of cars trucks etc).
I'm member of bouth Airclubs here in Brasov (glider and parasutism) and also a colector of airplane models.

Posted by: zarull June 10, 2005 08:59 pm
Hi all!
My name is Mihai and I'm 25 years old.
I live in Constanta. I'm a sailor.
I like this forum.
I like history! biggrin.gif

Posted by: D13-th_Mytzu July 05, 2005 07:26 pm
My name is Mihai, I am 26 and I live in Bucharest.I am am underpayed aviation engineer laugh.gif I am plane crazy since I was still crawling on the floor trying to learn how to walk on two legs.Unfortunatelly I was forbidden to become a pilot so I turned to engineering, flight simulators and history (however now I am working on geting around that restriction biggrin.gif ).

I can be seen in D13-th_Rhyn0's sunglasses - the guy in gray T-shirt, the other one sitting at my left is a very close friend of mine whos grandfather was a fighter pilot in 7th Fighter Group:

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smile.gif here is a better pic of me:

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Posted by: RumBucuresti August 12, 2005 01:18 am
Hi, i am 31yrs, English and living in Bucuresti.

Posted by: Treize January 06, 2006 07:08 pm
Wow, no new info in here for a while! So in that case...

I'm Charles Roman, 25, living in Upstate New York (Syracuse area, right on the shore of Lake Ontario). Ex-Army (M1 Tank Crewman), currently 2 years into my new career in Law Enforcement. Unmarried, no children, avid interest in history in aviation, and obsessive interest in WWII aviation. Long time flyer of flight sims and often one of the only ones with any ARR interest. I'm currently trying to get Grupul 7 Vanatoare started in Aces High. Used to have it in WarBirds until I left.

Been interested in Romania all my life (think it started when I was 8 and read Dracula- don't judge me!) and as soon as I found out that they not only fought heavily, but flew the 109 (my favorite fighter)... it was all down hill from there. smile.gif Some day when I have the time and the money to spare I will go to Romania for a month or two, but until then I am having a devil of a time learning the language...

Not pacifist, but not a war-monger either. Active outdoorsman, internet addict, computer "artist", target shooter and waster of other peoples time. cool.gif

Posted by: PassingLeaf February 05, 2006 12:53 pm
I Am what I Am.

Posted by: Francesco March 13, 2006 06:29 pm
My name is Francesco ,I'm 39 years old and I 'm from Italy.My interests are History and Waffen-SS militaria .


Posted by: Max March 15, 2006 07:39 pm
Hello, I'm Max from Holland.
I collect German, Italian and Dutch collaborationist Militaria.
Nice to be in this interesting Forum!~


Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 29, 2006 06:29 pm

My name is Claudiu, I'm 17 years old . I started my colection 3 years ago and I collect Romanian and German militaria.

Posted by: romrail March 29, 2006 09:17 pm
Hello to you all!!!

I'm Andrew, 22 years old, student at International Relations Faculty (Spiru Haret University). Since I was 3-4 years old I have this passion for techicall stuff. First where construction equipment (had a big construction site nera my house). Growing up a little, I've discovered aircraft and tank kits and this was the moment when I started to like the WW2 warfare. My luck was that I live in Bucharest near the Romanian Millitary Museum (which is like my second home).

Other big interest domains are railway history and all kind of stuff from cars to spaceships.

I have no built kits but I'll son start to do this also because I'm running out of space in the room where I hold all the unbuilt kits. There is full of boxes bought during last years that wait to be completed.

Posted by: New Connaught Ranger May 10, 2006 08:58 pm
Hallo Gentlemen of the Forum, biggrin.gif

My name is Kevin Arthur Ryan.

Born in Nottingham England in August 1958 of an English Mother and Irish Father.

In 1968 at the age of 10 my father decided to bring my mother and their 4 sons to live in the West of Ireland. in the following years 3 more sons were born.

In 1976 I joined the Irish Defense Forces, and served over 21 years and 147 days before retireing on military pension in November 1997, my service also includes service with the United Nations in Lebanon with the UN mission UNIFIL.

I lived 5 years in Bavaria Germany, in September 2000 I came on a holiday with a Romanian friend to Transylvania, in Deva & Brad, I enjoyed the hospitality I came back for Christmas, the following Easter in 2001 I came on holiday and met my future wife, we got married in August 2003, I live full time in Deva.

My main intrests are Military History, European Military Medal collecting, at the moment I am busy writing a book with regards the British Army in the West of Ireland circa 1750 - 1922, this work sometimes keeps me away from the forum.
I also give displays of my medal collection to local schools and other groups who are interested.

Another project I am undertaking this summer is to photograph and document all the crosses in the Heros Military Cemetery in Deva, a lot of the crosses have been damaged by the weather and time.

I attend the collectors shows in Brasov, Timisoara, Arad, Tagu Mures and occasionaly I get to Bucharest, I am always looking to add new medals to my collection, please excuse any spelling mistakes I make with regard to the names of places in Romania.

Kevin A. Ryan.

Posted by: the goose June 09, 2006 09:28 am
my name is Philippe
i'm from belgium and i'm 21 y
and i'm allready active in re-enacting
i collect german, belgian ww2, british and romanian

its nice to be active on this forum
the goose

Posted by: petrovici radu June 20, 2006 08:34 pm
Hello everybody!

Since I was about 10 years old (and that was almost 35 years ago) I enjoyed reading military history books, and listening to war stories. not to mention the cool war movies. Interestingly, I hate violence, but am fascinated by war. Later in my high-school years, I was thinking of studying history. At this point, my mother convinced me that it would be better to become a doctor, and have enough money to afford to study all the history I want, in the spare time. The alternative, she said, was to become a history teacher in God-forgotten village.

Well, I must say that I regret to some point giving in to my mothers logic.

So I am a physician (actually a good one), working for the last 4 years in Toronto, Canada. I do not have the time I wish I had, to read all the history books I gathered over the years, or build my 1/35 & 1/72 armies I have in kit format now. But I plan to retire soon from the medical profession, and go full time with my hobbies.

I like the site very much, and recommended it to others. Although I read the forum for some time now, I only registered today.

Keep up the good work,


Posted by: 120mm June 30, 2006 02:26 am
US Army Reservist
Associate Professor of Military Science
Studying for Ph. D. in History of Technology and Science
Am fascinated by Eastern/Southeastern Europe

Posted by: BG7M September 05, 2006 08:36 pm
Hi everyone!
I am the new cadet here, Mircea is my name, 39 yrs old, civil engineer from Timisoara, after 3 years practice in Munich I am back home.
I am pacifist, but I love the history, WWII in particular (thanks to Sven Hassel).
My hobby is numismatics (but I DO NOT collect medals...)
My nickname are the initials of my main parachute in army (20 years ago...), if somebody cares.

Posted by: Helmut Von Moltke September 16, 2006 01:26 pm
My name is Kevin and I am an American citizen but temporarily don't live there for a few years. Since small I had a strong intrest in WWII and more recently, the German side.


Posted by: Messerschmitt November 01, 2006 07:06 am
Hi my name is Razvan but you can call me Razvy .... or Messerschmitt laugh.gif I am 12, living in Satu-Mare, can`t wait to visit an antiqities shop(because we don`t have any) . As you can see i`m intrested in ww2 smile.gif

Posted by: chisi November 10, 2006 12:48 pm
I am journalist. I live in Sibiu

My special interest is military vehicles (especially romanian), hisotry and other things

Posted by: 21 inf January 08, 2007 05:41 pm
Hello to all!

I'm 31, originated from Ţara Moţilor, militaria enthuziast, doesnt matter the period. biggrin.gif

Posted by: saipres April 10, 2007 10:52 am
Mircea, 20, Constanta, interested in WW2 history
student, never been in military service blink.gif

Posted by: RobertThePastor April 13, 2007 07:34 pm
Howdy! I'm Robert. I live in southern California, USA. I am 45, a former US Marine (I have never been to Romania, but I would love to visit), I am married (it will be 12 years this July '07) with two children.
I am a Christian. I used to be a youth pastor.
I am a former school teacher. I now have my own business on the Internet.
I want to learn about the Romanian army of 1940-1945. It appears to me that many Romanian Infantry formations in WWII fought as good or better than everyone else that they fought.
I look forward to meeting you all, even if only through e-mail!
All the best,

Posted by: apache June 05, 2007 01:50 pm
Hello! I think in my first message I should present myself. I am Andrei-Daniel Ionescu, 24 years old, student at the “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Aeronautical Engineering Faculty. Also I am an employ of Ubisoft on a quality assurance position (game tester tongue.gif )! My interest are various, ranging from plastic models (mainly modern subjects), coins and stamps collecting, millitaria (old and new) to weapons (also new and old). At this moment I am practicing airsoft.
I would like to know more about militaria collectibles and I would like also to obtain an collector permit in order to start a weapon collection.
I hope that I would find many answer to my questions on this forum.

Posted by: J2H July 02, 2007 07:30 am
24 yrs old, married, living in Bitburg Germany, stationed here with the US Air Force (Security Forces- Military Police), moving to South Carolina, USA o August 1st. Planning on joining RHaught's 9th Romanian Infantry Division, and came here for info!

Great site, by the way!!


Posted by: dacliber August 24, 2008 02:49 pm
Ahoe!My name is Bogdan, i live in Roman, i am a civil engineer, i enjoy good beer, i hate pothouse politicians and i love this forum. Best regards

Posted by: RHaught November 05, 2008 03:02 am
Well minus well do this also.

Name is Rob and live in NYC. Born and raised in West Virginia, lived in North Carolina and New Jersey. Taught Social Studies at high school level for 3 years and computers at the middle school level for 2. Planning to start working on MA in Military History soon. Also working on an online store as well but finding it a little challenging.

Married for 11 years and my wife is from Iasi. I have been to Romania 4 times and love it. Have seen improvements each time I have been back. We just had our first baby (a boy) in July and loving the time with Matthew.

Collect US WWI uniforms, maps and posters; WWII German maps, medals, photo albums; WWII (deciding on WWI) Romanian medals, paper items, pictures; starting to add WWII 1st Cav Division to collection;just started WWII Hungary and Bulgaria and finally military films from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Like history, military history, golf, tennis, American football, camping, hunting, fishing and to travel.

Posted by: Greg Collins February 03, 2009 12:37 pm
My real name is the same as my user name. Am 54 (soon to be 55), live in the rural area of Central Virginia between Charlottesville and Richmond. I'm a veteran of the US Navy (8 years) and my politics have been decidedly red since '72 (I do not make an issue of these politics in collectors' forums, but it will give some insight as to my thinking regarding the ODM's I collect). I have traveled extensively before returning to the area in which I live (27 countries). I play music (professionally when younger; nowadays to relax)- guitar and cittern.

My areas of collecting are: Soviet (all periods), Mongolian (Socialist), East German (DDR), Bulgarian (Socialist) and Romanian (Socialist). I am also a member of the Soviet Awards Forum, the Wehrmacht Awards Forum and the DDR Collectors' Forum.

Posted by: MMM March 23, 2009 12:59 pm
My name's Mihai Modrea-Marin (hence the 3 M's) - another Mihai on this forum!
I'm 31 going on 32 (in the summer). I wish I discovered earlier this forum, but...
I loved military history from early childhood; afterwards, only ww2; I also went through Sven Hassel phase, then college (History-English Language, Iaşi, Univ. "Al. I. Cuza"), graduated in 2000 with a thesis about the German offensive in Ardennes in december 1944. After that, a "simple" teacher of English, until 2005, when I got back on the saddle with master studies (2005/07), then PHD (2007-hopefully 2010), all with military history! BTW, I never was in the Army, never touched a firearm and I'M PROUD OF IT!!!!! Some on this forum may think I'm aggressive enough without firearms, as well smile.gif
I like computers, I like Heavy Metal (Iron Maiden rules!) and I used to be a nationalist, until I got a little wiser wink.gif
PS: I still am a teacher of English - WW2 History is just for myself!

Posted by: ANDREAS April 18, 2009 09:55 pm
Hallo everybody,
Since by accident I discovered this I present myself later than others.
So my name is Udreanu Andrei /friends called me Andreas since Gimnasium since there were several Andrei in class and because my grandpa was german -Zimmermann -I was told Andreas /I am from Arad city, almost 32 years old, and work as legal advisor at a private company.
My interested areas would be WWII eastern and western fronts, Cold War period and military technology -armour and artillery especially.
And also military history from XVIII to XX centuries.
I hope to find here more informations and help in my research areas since I prepare a book regarding Romanian Army history between 1948 -1989.
Best Regards.

Posted by: dreadnought011 July 21, 2009 09:06 am
Greatengs ...

My name is Aleksandar and I'm from Serbia. I'm 37 years old.

I'm interested in WW2 history. I would like to learn abouth Romanian military history. I'd just started to rewiled it.

King regards to all


Posted by: maryromania August 01, 2009 11:15 pm

My name is Mary and I am from Romania.

I am interested in post war conflicts and of course WWII, and more specific the implication of 23th of August, 1944, in the WWII. When I was a litlle girl I completed a full questionnaire about this event. I studied this event in order to be able to respond to all questions and the event marked me.

Later, after 1989, I discovered that in fact there was an unique person that stood alone in front of this event. What a shame for the politicians, that were at that moment on power, for let alone a young person to take this difficult decision.

In fact I do not like war and I WISH to be NO MORE WARS all over the world rolleyes.gif . I belive that studing the history, the wars and conflicts, we may learn to avoid them.

At the end of my presentation I would like to congratulate the person that presented the memorial for the victims of the communism.

I really consider that the main problem that affect the world is lack of democracy, and sometimes communism lead to this, and this conducts, more or less, to wars, to unfair atitudines and abuses.

Posted by: Dmitry August 27, 2009 05:53 am
Hello everyone!

My name is Dmitry, I'm from Moscow, Russia.

This forum is very interesting one - actually my primary interest are officer dress-daggers of the world, and I found this website through search-engine, when I was gathering information on Romanian daggers.

I'm also interesting in Imperial Russia and White forces (anti-communist) of Russia 1917-1922 and partially in anti-soviet Russian forces of WWII. I've read some topics of this forum, and it's a pity for me that some users think the Russians and soviets are the same meanings - it's far not like this. Really hope to change this point of view.
So I'm looking for friendly and successful communication on this forum. Best regards, Dmitry

Posted by: italianpolitic November 07, 2009 08:44 pm
Hello Everybody,
I'm Bruno from Italy. I've a Romanian girlfriend.
I collect political badges from around the world & italian militaria from about 20 years.

I'm interested to know some notice about romenian badge & orders of wartime.
I hope to learn something in this forum.

Thanks in advance,

Posted by: Mihai Popteanu November 08, 2009 09:21 pm
My name is Mihai Popteanu . I am 34 years old. I am intersted in WW2 History.
I am legal advisor in a bank in Bucharest .

Posted by: Piave1918 December 10, 2009 11:09 pm
I'm Max from Italy.
I'm collecting ww1 and ww2 italian uniforms/militaria, but I'm interested about "eastern front" nations' uniforms - Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary,..- too.

Posted by: MMM November 01, 2010 06:15 pm
Edit: at 33 years old (my wife's 33, too), we just had a little baby!

Posted by: Imperialist November 01, 2010 08:23 pm
QUOTE (MMM @ November 01, 2010 06:15 pm)
Edit: at 33 years old (my wife's 33, too), we just had a little baby!

Congratulations, MMM! What are your plans for him? Will he be a future historian or will you encourage him to follow a football career? (I heard many intellectuals say they wish they were football players instead tongue.gif )

Posted by: MMM November 02, 2010 08:34 am
Thanks! Dunno yet, but surely I won't encourage him to have a low-paid job like his parents (i.e. teachers), although there are far worse possibilities!
PS - for the moderators: you can "move" this topic somewhere else... biggrin.gif

Posted by: Alexei2102 November 02, 2010 08:46 am

Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family.


Posted by: MMM November 02, 2010 01:20 pm
QUOTE (Imperialist @ November 01, 2010 11:23 pm)
[QUOTE=MMM,November 01, 2010 06:15 pm]What are your plans for him?

Here's a plan: someone to carry on the neverending feud with Radu and his offsprings! biggrin.gif

Posted by: cnflyboy2000 November 29, 2010 05:15 pm
QUOTE (MMM @ November 02, 2010 01:34 pm)
Thanks! Dunno yet, but surely I won't encourage him to have a low-paid job like his parents (i.e. teachers), although there are far worse possibilities!
PS - for the moderators: you can "move" this topic somewhere else... biggrin.gif

Congratulations, MMM! and best wishes for the future!
and yes, I agree there are lots worse things than being a teacher!
(e.g. a banker tongue.gif )

Posted by: guina November 29, 2010 05:54 pm
Please accept my sincere congratulations and start training for a girl !

Posted by: MMM November 29, 2010 06:49 pm
Thank you both! I thought the lawyers are the "lowest" life-form, not bankers; after the WC, I tend to agree with you now, cnflyboy.
As for a girl, Dan, I really don't know when it might happen again. Times are tough and getting tougher in here. My wife is even thinking of returning to work from the spring...
Anyway, thanks again for your thoughts!

Posted by: MMM December 06, 2010 08:08 am
The Christening:

Posted by: C-2 December 06, 2010 11:00 am
This is not the right topic of posting new family members.
In Gen Disc. you'll find a topic about new born children.

Posted by: magicdutchmen December 14, 2010 02:24 pm
I am de Waal, a collector of army helmets from WWI inter war and WWII.
If you need any info or help me out with the database.
Check here:

Posted by: Amicus_Plato January 09, 2011 05:22 pm
Hello to all!
I am a Romanian from Bucharest, my main interest is the history of Romanians, especially from the birth of the Romanian State until today. My approach to history is "sine ira et studio", and in spite of having strong opinions on various issues, I don' get emotionally involved. My favourite phrase is "amicus Plato sed magis amica veritas".

Posted by: Alexderome January 10, 2011 08:09 pm
I'm Alex born at Roma but living near Paris.
I'm interested by Romanian army and all the allies of Axies and of course Italy (especially in Russia), my prefered units are the 63e Legione d'Assalto CCNN M which fought during the "Battle of Christmas" on december 1941 and the Decima Mas
A flotilla of X MAS was based at Constanza.
I'm also webmaster of a French site about Hungary :
You may join it and post in english if you want.

Posted by: Alexderome January 10, 2011 08:13 pm
If you need some info about italian, french and hungarian army and if I can help you do not hesitate.

Posted by: Hadrian February 24, 2011 11:29 pm
Hello, I am Adrian, age 38, from Arad, Romania. I am of mixed romanian, transylvanian saxon and a bit of hungarian ancestry. I am mechanical engineer, working in the automotive industry. My interest is in aviation, armour, cars, computers and electronics.

Posted by: DanMk March 09, 2011 08:47 am
Well in my haste to read and post on the forum, I forgot my manners and did not present myself. smile.gif My name is Dan, I'm soon to be 23, I live in Bucharest and I work as a game tester for Ubisoft Romania. I have a strong interest in cars and mechanics, as well as in history, but more specially in WW2.

Posted by: Valium April 13, 2011 02:25 pm
Hi, I'm a borred engineer from Pitesti. Wow, how many romanians here... tongue.gif

Posted by: Adamescu August 31, 2011 07:44 pm
Hello !

My name is Adam Poszewiecki. I'm 28. I live in Olsztyn (Poland). Married. I am a lawyer and academic teacher. Military history and historical reenactment are two passions of my life. I am a member of living history society. I am interested in Polish- Romanian military cooperation in 1918-1939. My grandparents lived nearby border of our countries.

Îmi place România smile.gif

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Posted by: muggs September 01, 2011 05:19 am
Welcome Adam ! That's a great pic there smile.gif

Posted by: Agarici September 01, 2011 05:06 pm

Awesome uniform, Adamescu, congratulations, and welcome! smile.gif

Posted by: C-2 September 02, 2011 06:15 pm

Posted by: 6delinie October 16, 2011 07:53 pm
hello, i'm from Belgium and i'm 26, currently i'm looking all over the net too collecting a kit to do romanian re-enactment.
i'm allready active in the re-enactment for 7 years first i started too re-enact a german frontline unit (wehrmacht) i stoped re-enacting the germany army for belgian ww2 re-enactment that me and some friends started from scratch cuz belgian military items are super rare so we made the most things owerselfs
u can have a look at ower website (its in dutch language sadly) but easy too find the photo's :-)

Posted by: ScottG June 29, 2012 04:34 am
Hello everyone, my name is Scott Gerych and I am 45 years old. I am married with 2 boys and a girl and currently live in Grass Lake Michigan. I was drawn to Romanian involvement in WWII through my masters program in military history and because Archbishop Valerian Trifa used to live right down the street from my house in Grass Lake. (we have the Romanian Heritage Center and diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church here).
I collect mainly Iraqi items but I also have a large WWII collection and I really enjoy the Romanian items I am seeing here. I spent 23 years in the U.S.Army and served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Now I enjoy military history and spending time with my family. Glad to meet you all on this interesting forum and I hope to visit Romania someday.


Posted by: muggs June 29, 2012 06:49 am
Welcome Scott, the forum is not so heavily active but you can find a good wealth of information by visiting the older threads, there's something for everyone smile.gif

Posted by: aidan zea September 20, 2012 07:42 pm
Hello to all forumists! My name is Carol, I am from Arad, and topics that interest me are history of Transylvania, WWII in general, armored warfare, tactics and strategies, great battles! I am sometimes caustic but I hope to not interpreted as rudeness... Being a member of several other WWII related forums from Hungary and Germany (I speak both languages) I readed for some time posts that present interest to me from this forum. Hope to bring new informations and different perspectives (who does not want that!) and also to learn from the dialogue I will have here! I already found interesting topics where I can bring a contribution. I'm glad I'm here!

Posted by: Dénes September 21, 2012 05:19 am
Welcome and enjoy your stay!
We are looking forward to your contributions.

Gen. Dénes

Posted by: aidan zea September 29, 2012 05:52 pm
Thank you Denes! I'm glad to be here, and hope to actively participate in interesting discussions!

Posted by: Fulger December 16, 2012 04:42 am
Eric, Age 50, Live South Carolina, USA

Very glad to be a part of this group !!

Mainly interested in the obscure and unusual facets of WW2
Axis Minor Countries, OOB's, TO&E, Battles
Field Fortifications (other than Maginot & Siegfried)
Territorial disputes related to WW1 and before that had direct ramifications on causes and reasoning in WW2 (i.e Plebicites, etc..)
Nationalistic viewpoints
Gaining a greater knowledge of all events and persons involved in WW2
To be smarter tomarrow from what i learn today !!

Don't tread on me, I bite back smile.gif

Posted by: Elvetian January 05, 2013 07:50 pm
Hi Together,
i'm a swiss citizen, but live since a view years in the nice town of Sibiu in Romania.
The things i like the most in Romania is the optimism of the people and also the extraordinary hospitality of them. Well, and the landscape here in Sibiu county is close to the swiss landscape in some parts.
I'm happily married to a Romanian and father of a sweet 4 1/2 year old daughter.
So sayd, yes i speek and understand the romanian language.

Since childhood i was interested in any kind of uniforms. Later on this interest turned mostly to WWII german uniforms. Simply because some of them really look stricking.
Did a lot of 1/35 scale figures and tanks.

When finished with military i began to collect different kind of visor caps from different armies.
Had from Germans, Americans, Italians, Hungarians and Russians.
Nowadays only the following remained:
- SS black
- US Marine Corps Officers white
- US Army Officers
- US Navy Officers
- DDR Officers
- USSR Artilery Officers
- Romanian Navy Captains white
- and a view hungarians

But at any time i was the most fascinated in the stricking german uniforms, mainly Waffen-SS.
But to be clear, by no means i'm racist or do support any kind of crime which was done during WWII. I do accept any ethnic groups and any Religion.
I just simply like the uniforms.

Have quite a few books about german uniformology, with reprints of prewar booklets. But also later publications which describe all the uniforms in detail and how they got worn.

Wanted a long time a Uniform for Reenactment, but never wanted to spend the money for a original one.
Over the last few days did a extensiv research on the web to find Repros of uniforms which are quite accurate to originals.
Finally i found what i was looking for:
- M34 Officers Tunic in Gabardine, from a supplier in Singapure
- Officer Breeches in Gabardine, Singapure supplier
- Crusher Visor cap with Gabardine top, Singapure supplier
- Collar Tabs, Italian supplier
- Shoulder Boards, Italian Supplier
- Cap Cord and Buttons for, Italian Supplier
- Officers Buckle and Belt, Italian supplier
- Shoulder Board rank pips, Norwegian supplier
- Sleeve Eagle, Norwegian supplier
- Cap insigna skull and eagle, Norwegian supplier
- Divers awards, Norwegian supplier
- Ribbon bar, Chinese supplier
The whole Uniform excluding the boots will cost me finally approximatly 560 dollars.

Unfortunatelly i realised that Reenactment is not a big point of interest here in Romania, specially i guess WWII german.
Anyway, even this is a Romanian board with main interest in Romanian Military history i hope to find others which have also interest in probably forming a Reenactment group for german military history.

Please don't hesitate to contact me personally if interested.

Edit 08.01.2013:
The items i ordered lately and which should arrive the next 2-3 weeks.
The tunic is with buttons for left and right shoulderboards and also the officers pipping around the collar.
The Ribbon Bar is not ordered as shown, but want to put this assembly together from different Ribbon Bars.
Just missing is the Cufftitle for 8th SS Cavalry Division "Florian Geyer" (haven't found a nice one yet),
Brachcolor is pink while for SS-Panzerjäger Battalion 8.
Have chosen this division because a lot of members of this division came from Siebenbürgen (Transylvania) while origin germans.
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Posted by: Cantacuzino January 07, 2013 08:19 am

Welcome to our forum Robi,

Regarding WW2 german there were some reenactment groups in romania
in 2011 at "Zilele Muzeului Militar" Bucuresti.

But as you said is expensive to get an complete uniform ( around 500 euro) and for the romanian uniform is even hard to find items.
I m interesting for german motorcycle reenactment group. I have some ww2 german motorcycles to restore in working condition. Victoria KR 35 WH, NSU 251OSL, Puch etc. I will buy this year a complete Luftwaffe unteroffizier uniform. I have another friend from Ploiesti with a restored NSU 350. Possible that mix the group with romanian ( as was in the war) motorcycle group.


Posted by: 21 inf January 11, 2013 09:22 pm
For romanian uniform is not so hard to find the necesary items if they are not original.

I hope we'll soon have also a motorcycle team in Transylvania in our military history club which is making reenactment, but we dont reenact german or soviet army from ww2.

Posted by: lupodimare89 March 09, 2013 07:10 pm
Hello ! ^^
I'm from Italy and i'm making some amatorial research about the naval warfare on eastern front.
I hope to find new informations unknown to me in the Navy sections related to Romanian naval warfare during the WII.
(i will do a list of questions hoping to find replies and contributions).

Posted by: Aleko May 08, 2013 12:16 pm
Hello I'm from Bucharest and I'll join your motorcycle reenactment team with a Victoria KR35 WH - after restauration.
Interested in all aspects of WW2 with some insight into the Romanian involvement -thanks to the research carried by people like Denes or Craciunoiu.

Posted by: Bone August 02, 2013 05:24 am
Hello guys and ladies
I just found this topic, in my opinion very important for the community, admins should consider relocating him.
My name is Mihai, I'm 26, from Bucharest.
I'm interested in the military history of Romania ( and of the world ) , I enjoy reading all about that, to bad my time is so little. I recommend the books of Sven Hassel smile.gif
I have recently bought a metal detector, so if anyone is interested for a group detection in Bucharest and/or Piatra Neamt ( only for the next 2 weeks I'm there in vacation ) , leave a message.
I also collect medals, militaria, stamps, coins and bancnotes.

Best regards

Posted by: Javert September 10, 2017 11:58 am
Hello everybody! I'm Alessandro from Italy, I'm a student of History at Bologna University. I'm glad to be accepted in this nice forum, I'm trying to learn something about Romanian Military History, in particular about uniforms and insignia. I'm also a small collector of iItalian military photos mainly of the period between the two wars.

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