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Rupp's Skizzenbuch

Postby WWGeezer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:33 am

Welcome to "Rupp's Skizzenbuch"
This is an on-line serial World War I soldier's journal and sketchbook, brought to you by The Blue Max Project. Over the next eleven months, follow along as Unteroffizier Gerhardt Rupp re-tells the story of "The Blue Max" from his perspective with his own words, sketches and photographs.

And so it begins.....

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.

CHAPTER ONE - 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.

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.

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 writes about the Aerodrome, the village of Beauvin and his lucrative side businesses.

CHAPTER FOUR - THE PEOPLE
http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/ch4-the-people/

Rupp’s goal was to survive the war, not to win it and he was willing to do just about anything to make sure he survived. In this chapter, he shares his insights into the strengths and weaknesses of his fellow squad mates and explains how he uses that information to his best advantage.

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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Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch

Postby WWGeezer » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:37 am

bumping my post, new chapter
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Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch

Postby WWGeezer » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:01 am

bumping my post, new chapter
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Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch

Postby WWGeezer » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:08 am

bumping my post, new chapter
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Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch

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bumping the post, new chapter
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Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch

Postby WWGeezer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:43 am

next chapter
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Re: Rupp's Skizzenbuch

Postby WWGeezer » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:54 am

http://www.thebluemaxproject.org/new-bl ... e-blue-max

Another chapter next week, but I thought I would share some of the "behind the scene" images on the in-between weeks.

Enjoy!
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