Thursday, January 11, 2018

Commander's Call - Sidewalk Sale & Bazaar

January 20, 2018

Commander's Call - Sidewalk Sale & Bazaar
Hosted by the Museum of Military History 
5210 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Contact: Nicole (407) 507-2894 – Vendor Registration
Time: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

To educate, increase awareness, build knowledge and understanding of the American Military experience through interactive, interpretive exhibits designed for visitors of all ages. 

The Museum of Military History will be holding a Sidewalk Sale & Bazaar Fundraiser on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. We will have food & drinks for sale and a variety of vendors, including military surplus items. If you would like to set up a booth, please contact the Museum at 407-507-3894 between 10am and 6pm, Wednesday through Saturday and ask for Nicole. Space is limited, so make your reservation soon! Booth fee is on a donation basis, if you have a good day, help out the Museum by making a generous, tax-deductible contribution! The Sidewalk Sale & Bazaar are free to attend, but regular admission is required to tour the Museum. See the "About" section under “General Information” on our page for a breakdown of admission fees. Must bring your own tent, tables, and chairs. Booths can be set-up at 10:30am.

We are happy to announce that Cynthia A. Sandor, author to the book "Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth" will be attending our event.  A limited amount of the first edition copies of her book will be available. 

To reserve your vendor spot, please contact Nicole at: (407) 507-2894. Vendor displays on a donation basis. All vendors are requested to RSVP on event page. 

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Military Memorabilia Show - Renniger's Mt. Dora Flea Market & Antique Center

January 13, 2018 

Military Memorabilia Show
Hosted by: Renningers Mount Dora Flea Market and Antique Center
20651 US-441, Mount Dora
Florida 32757

Please join book authors Cynthia A. Sandor, "Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth," and Elin T. Gottschalk, "Into Exile: A Life Story of War and Peace" at the Military Memorabila Show. There will also be many military collectibles from all countries and all time periods bought, sold, traded. For more information, contact:

Greg Spaulding 407-462-2163 or 
John Anderson 407-376-2614
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Friday, January 5, 2018

Jan. 6, 2018 - Radio Interview with Deanna Spingola

I am pleased to announce that I will be the guest speaker on Deanna Spingola’s live radio show “Spingola Speaks” discussing my book “Through Innocent Eyes – The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth.”

We invite you to listen and call in!

Call In Number: 800-313-9443

Starting at: 4:00 pm (EST), 3:00 pm (CST), 2:00 pm (MST), 1:00 pm (PST)

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About the Book:

“Through Innocent Eyes – The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth” tells of the true life-struggles of Gertrude Kerschner and her family set in Kleinzell, Austria prior to and after Austria is annexed into Germany. Gertrude’s life embarks on a remarkable journey of camaraderie under the Swastika. Gertrude’s mother, Josefa, becomes financially stable as all of her of five children are inducted into the Hitler Youth. As the war progresses, each embarks on their own path towards survival, freedom, loss, death, and ultimately reunite under the Western Allies. Based upon the author’s mother’s original journal and anchored in historical fact, “Through Innocent Eyes” celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of a child at war.

About the Author:

Cynthia A. Sandor is a historical novelist who weaves past events, people, and stories into a rich tapestry. When she isn't in front of her computer, she gives lectures at WWII Living History re-enactments and libraries. In her spare time, she gardens, and travels discovering amazing WWII stories. She is currently writing her father’s story of the time he was in WWII. Cynthia lives with her Chihuahua, “Little One,” in Florida.

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Note: A limited supply of the 1st Print edition remain before new release of book: March 1, 2018. Be sure to get your copy today because this edition contains the watermarks, bookmarker and special commemorative stamp! Autographed by the author! These books will become collectables!

About Deanna Spingola:

Deanna has engaged in extensive family history research through which she acquired an understanding of public and private records and an appreciation for accurate documentation and history. An understanding of our past is essential to our comprehension of contemporary events. She is not afraid to address controversial issues. She is the author of two books and is finishing her third in her “The Ruling Elite” trilogy.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

On the 5th of January, the "Glöcklerwalk from one door to another in the Salzkammergut. This is proper pagan-action and spectacular to watch. They are young men dressed up in white trousers and dress with large crest-hat decorations that are lit up from the inside. The "Glöckler" have bells on their belts and joints and perform dances. This was traditionally done to wake the seed in the soil and nature′s spirits. I can′t think of a justification the Catholic Church might have found for continuing with it, but pagan or not, it looks great.

Monday, December 18, 2017

February 2018 - World War II Living History Re-enactments - WWII

February 11, 2018 – Military Re-enactors Garage Sale
624 Mcbride PTE Dr.
Ballwin, MO  63011

February 21 – 25, 2018 – Southern Outpost Winter Rally & Swap Meet
Sponsored by: MVPA”s First Florida Chapter
Renniger’s Antique Center & Flea Market
20651 US Hwy 441
Mt. Dora, FL  32757
WWII Armor, Reenactments, weapons demonstration, swap meet, camping on site.
Contact:  904-276-1418
Vendors contact: 352-383-8393 for camping

February 22 – 25, 2018 - Show of Show - Militaria Show - February 23 – 26, 2017. 
Sponsored by Ohio Valley Military Society
Kentucky Expo Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209

Authors Cynthia A. Sandor - "Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth" and Professor Steve Nicklas - "Memories of a Lost Generation: German War Letters - 1939 - 1945," among other authors will be attending the event. Please be sure to stop by the author section located by the back wall in the main hall.  

To Pre-order Memories of a Lost Generation  ($42.50) (Hardcover)
To Pre-order "Through Innocent Eyes" ($28.98 includes FREE shipping) (Paperback)

WWII - Elbe River Event, February - DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
They still have several buildings available and are currently accepting pre-registrations. “Only our Civil War reenactment carries a reenactor registration fee to cover overhead. Other reenactments during the season do not have a reenactor registration fee"
Old Bedford Village
220 Sawblade Road
Bedford, PA 15522 USA
tel: 814-623-1156 or 800-238-4347
fax: 814-623-1158

The scenario revolves around the final days of the Third Reich. All Allied units are encouraged to attend. Including but not limited to; Americans, British, Canadians, French, Partisans, Poles, and Russians. Axis units to include but not limited to; Fallshirmsjagers, Kriegsmarine, Waffen SS, Wehrmacht, and Italians.  The battle starts promptly at 10AM.

Contact: Roger Bombard at: 703-431-6843.

January 2018 - World War II Living History Re-enactments

Jan. 12 – 14, 2018 - Battle of the Bulge
Camp Clark
Nevada, MO
Sponsoring Units:
137th Infantry Regt, 35th Inf. Div.
29th Panzergrenadier Regiment -
38th Jaeger Regiment

January 27 – 28, 2018The 27th Annual Arizona Military Vehicle Show

January 28-29, 2018 - Vero Beach Military History Expo
(WW2, Nam - Vero Beach, FL)

January 31 – Feb. 4, 2018 - WWII – Battle of the Bulge Reenactment
Ft. Indiantown Gap PA.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Remembering WWII - September 22 - 23, 2017 - Linden, TN

Remembering WWII - Winner of 9 - SAFE Kaleidoscope Awards!
121 E. Main Street
Linden, TN  37096

Sept. 22 - 23, 2017

What began as a small commemorative gathering in 2012 grew into a full-fledged community event and reenactment called Remembering WWII, which first occurred on September 27, 2014 and is scheduled to occur again on September 22nd-23rd, 2017.

WWII history will come to life at this incredible, hands-on living history event. Attendees will experience two WWII re-enactments, an army encampment, live big band music, an authentic recreation of the French Cafe de Normandie, vintage vehicles, antiques vendors, and more. Most importantly, attendees will have a rare opportunity not only to hear WWII veterans share their stories, but will be able to speak with them, have a photo signed, and express their appreciation in person. It will be an unforgettable day of honoring our heroes, connecting personally with the past, and experiencing a taste of life in the 1940s.

Cynthia A. Sandor, author to "Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth" will be on hand to educate the public about the girls in the Bund Deutscher Mädel. She will be displaying various BDM items and selling her book for $20.00.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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