Hello. I'm looking to get into militaria (specifically WWII artifacts, but I'm also considering WWI), and I don't have the slightest idea of what to look for, where to start, or where to buy. I have an interest in just about anything war-related from helmets, to weapons, to uniforms, to field gear, to medals, to propaganda posters, etc. The biggest concern for me is making sure that all of the pieces I aquire are authentic and completely original. I'm also interested in knowing the history behind as many pieces I aquire as possible, and learning about how to best preserve the artifacts I pick up so that I can maintain them for future generations to enjoy. It looks like such a great hobby and I really appreciate the historical significance of these pieces. I'm hoping that some of you long-time collectors can point me in the right direction and get me off to a good start, and maybe even sell me some nice starter pieces. Any advice you can offer me is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.