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Rupp's Skizzenbuch

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New member here, long time sim flyer ( red baron, BOB, Il2, ROF, BOS).  I have an art project that was sparked by a love of WWI military history and aviation that I want to share with you.  It is an on-line serial World War I soldier's journal and sketchbook. Over the next eleven months, you can follow along as Unteroffizier Gerhardt Rupp re-tells the story of "The Blue Max" from his perspective with his own words, sketches and photographs in his journal.  A new chapter will be published online every couple weeks right up to November 11th.  I attached a schedule below

 

Here is the link to the first chapter.  Mainly I am looking for readers who might find this to be an immersive way to commemorate the close out of the Centennial.

 

PROLOGUE

http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/prologue/

In this chapter an aging German immigrant passes away in St. Augustine, Florida. Among her personal effects a soldier's journal and sketchbook from World War I is discovered. The sketchbook is sent on to the Smithsonian's Special Collections Archivist for further study

 

Introductions

http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch1-introductions/

Unteroffizier Rupp Gerhardt introduces himself and explains what  brought this “old campaigner” to the town of Beauvin and what services he provides to his squadmates at Jasta 77.

 

Next Chapter will be issued on Friday January 12th.

 

 

Salute,

WWGeezer

WingWalkers CO

 

 

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Welcome to the Combatsim website! Glad to have you aboard! Your work looks fantastic! Look forward to your posts on the progress of your project! And stop by often here in the Ready Room to just hang out, talk about games, life, joke around with our fellow loonies!

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Welcome to CSim!  This looks to be interesting, looking forward to future posts.

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CHAPTER TWO - THE GREAT WAR
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch2-the-great-war/

 

Rupp shares a map he drew to show where  Jasta 77 is located on the Western Front.   He intercepts an American paper and gets some insight into how the other side thinks the war is going.

 

Next Chapter will be issued on Friday, January 19TH.

If you missed a previous chapter you can find it here.
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/new-blog/2017/12/31/rupps-skizzenbuch

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" This war was supposed to last six months ..."

 

Isn't that what was said of all the major wars when they started?

 

 

 

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yup....its amazing when you realize in the end the German's lost because they ran out of materials to support the war.  In my opinion the US impact on the war was less about battles but more the promise of ample materials, weapons and soldiers when both sides were so depleted.

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20 hours ago, WWGeezer said:

yup....its amazing when you realize in the end the German's lost because they ran out of materials to support the war.  In my opinion the US impact on the war was less about battles but more the promise of ample materials, weapons and soldiers when both sides were so depleted.

I believe your analysis to be correct. 

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CHAPTER THREE  - THE VILLAGE

http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch3-the-village/

Rupp’s squad mate takes him for a wild ride in a DFW and ruins his aerial photo shoot of the Aerodrome requested by the Hauptmann.  Angry with all of them he settles into some late night sketching and describes the Aerodrome, the village of Beauvin and his lucrative side businesses.

 

CHAPTER FOUR - THE PEOPLE

http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch4-the-people/

Rupp is more than willing to exploit others to make sure he survives the war.  He uses his sketchbook to keep track of his fellow squad mates and make sure he doesn’t miss an opportunity.   In this Chapter, he shares both his sketches and  his commentary on each of them.

 

CHAPTER FIVE – NEW ARRIVALS

http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch5-new-arrivals/

Bruno Stachel arrives at Jasta 77 and meets Rupp for the first time.   Their not so friendly introduction is  interrupted by an attack on the base by a group of Sopwith Camels. 

                               

The next chapter will be February 23rd.

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