Do not wear any polyester, denim, or synthetic fabrics! Just
because the Resistance did not have uniforms does not mean
that researching what you should wear is optional. A good
impression is a lasting one; a bad impression is infinite.
A French beret is good but a basque beret is preferred
(slightly smaller than the French version, originated out of
the Basque region of Spain) in black or navy; no insignia.
Civilian only. “Newsboy cap” of period material (tweed,
cotton, or wool); not an “Irish” version of the style. A
period correct fedora. French “Adrian” helmet from either
WWI or WWII (the former is blue, the latter green). No
German, British, or American headgear.
Cotton or linen button-up shirt (not a t-shirt) with or
without a collar. No button-down collars. Period correct
civilian sweaters and vests are fine too.
Brown leather, civilian jackets. Natural, dark color period
correct French moleskin work jackets.
Wool, corduroy (wide-ribbed is best), or moleskin civilian
pants. Cuffed pants are highly recommended.
black or brown civilian, period correct belts (one solid
piece of leather) and suspenders (no elastic). German belts
and buckles “de-nazified” or worn upside down with French
1930s or ‘40s civilian shoes or boots. British ammunition
boots. WWII era German boots. East-German winter boots are
an affordable alternative; however, your pants should cover
the wool uppers. French WWI or early WWII army boots. Modern
black U.S. army captoe, Vietnam era boots are not
Any period correct military or civilian equipment bag is
good. For example, British, French, and German military bags
or French alpine pack.
French St. Etienne 8mm Modele 1892 (Lebel); St Etienne (MAS)
7.65mm Modele 1935A/1935S Pistol. British .455 or .38 Webley;
.38 Enfield. German P38; P08 (Luger); PPKs; P35 Browning
Hi-Power. American 1911 or 1911-A1 Government Model .45.
French Model 1886 Lebel; 1936 MAS and Berthier carbines (Be
warned: it will be difficult to find blanks for these guns).
British Enfield No. 1 Mk III; No. 4 Mk I. German Mauser KAR
98; Gewehr M98.
reproduction, non-functioning British Mills are best; German
“potato masher,” or American “pineapple” grenades are
British Sten Mk IIs and Bren guns are preferable. Acceptable
“captured” weapons include German MGs and MPs. Thompson
submachine guns are acceptable.
Enamelware, period correct cups and plates. French, British,
or German canteens. Period-correct compasses, watches,
eyeglasses. Straight or safety razor. Period-correct
toothbrush ,Vichy coins.
Bren gun pouches. British web gear. Period-correct British,
French, or German ammo pouches. WWII British, German, or
French bayonets. Civilian knives. British Fairbairn-Sykes
(FS) commando knife. British map case. British or German
Wool blankets, civilian or military. Canvas canopies
approved individually. Military pup tents can be accepted.
French or British mess kits. Brush shelters recommended.
British wartime tents. Tents made out of parachutes are
authentic but hard to find.
A 1935 Citroen is preferable but we’ll settle for 1930s and
1940s civilian and military bicycles.
*Note: wool pants and
leather jackets or a British rain cape will keep you warm in
case of rain.
*Captured (aka German) equipment should be kept to a minimum
of one or two pieces per person.