Panzergrenadiere together with Tommies at War form the Fronthistoriska
Föreningen (FHF), a living history or reenactment association which was
formed in 2008 with the purpose of portraying German and Russian
soldiers during the latter stages of the war, 1943-1945. As time
progressed, FHF's focus switched from Soviet Russia to the British
Empire, and so in 2011 the British section was born out of the soviet
The two sections of FHF are highly independent and manage their own
organisation separately, but come together during both field and public
events, giving people who are interested in joining the opportunity to
try out whatever side they feel like reenacting.
Die Panzergrenadiere have a goal to participate in at least six field
and training events as well as public events per year. During field and
training events the emphasis is on the day to day life of a German
soldier during the war, both in front line situations and behind the
line. This includes how to act as a German soldier, tactics, weapon
care and use, field works etc.
During public events we present different types of displays for the
public where we display our material and present ourselves and what we
Die Panzergrenadiere also have made friends with many other
associations across Europe which have led to invitations to participate
in big events outside of Sweden.
In reenactment we always try to give an authentic image of what life
during the war would look like and this demands a considerable degree
of knowledge and respect of the hardship and struggle people went
through during the war. With this in mind it is always a balancing act
to portray a German soldier and not to upset people. You have to do it
right and with a great amount of respect and this is very important for
us in Die Panzergrenadiere. It is a far more serious matter than just
play war dressed in 70 year old uniforms.
is entirely a non-political organization that take clearly distance
from all sorts of extremism. We do not have any intention to glorify
violence or to understate or deny crimes committed during the time we
have chosen to portray.|