It sucks and I feel horrible for you. However, the cost of renters insurance is very inexpensive compared to what was stolen. Please consider buying insurance for any rental or home you own. You'll thank me later. Best of luck.
Edit: Delicious Library 2 is invaluable for tracking items in your flat/house for insurance purposes.
I once had, and still have a lot of interest in joining the Navy. My grandfather served in Korea and his reward afterward was seeing the world for several years. It looked amazing. I'd still love to do that. War or no war.