Frontline ~ Part 4 ~ June 2018

The Civil War re-enactors really looked the part

Where’s this Gettysburg place then?

 

women and children to the fore!

 

Get your guns ready lads!

 

 

never too old for a good ruckus!

 

You fought all the way Johnny Reb

 

The Night They Drove Old DIxie Down

 

He died with his hat.

 

Shoot’em up!

 

Smokin’!

 

They looked good in colour too

 

lean,mean fighting machines.

 

come on lads.. er..

 

ooh this collar is itchy!

 

look lively, we’re going to win this time!

They didn’t.

 

Stay tooned for WW2 next time!

 

 

27 Comments

  1. Truly amazing pictures, especially the black and whites that just give it another dimension if that makes sense 😊😊Thanks as always for sharing these!

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    1. Oh…I also left you a comment over on your other blog for the roadtrip, but WordPress might be messing up notifications again so just saying it here again: Hope you will have a really nice trip! 😊 Have fun and enjoy it! 😀😀

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      1. Thanks Michel 😘

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  2. I almost joined a Confederate group in the late 70s. They took it all very seriously indeed! But I was on shift work in the Ambulance Service by then, and could never have got enough time off to travel around to the events. One of my colleagues was in an English Civil War group, as a Parliamentary pike-man. But he had to give that up, as it used all his holiday leave.
    Great shots of course. But that goes without saying, even though I said it. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, you could maybe find a group where you live now you’re retired 😊

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      1. Not sure I’m fit enough for trudging around in the hot weather with a rifle and pack. Maybe I could be a General instead? 🙂

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  3. Oh wow these are amazing pictures…the enactors are spot on but your photos really capture them so well.

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    1. Cheers Missis 😀

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  4. I love re-enactors! If they take it seriously, they are doing a great service of educating people on our history and it is remembered better this way than by reading or studying.

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    1. Yes indeed. They had a chap with a microphone who did an excellent job of explaining it all.

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  5. Wow,impressive!

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  6. Wow! Amazing post!🌸🌹📷🎆

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  7. Wow great shots! And a pithy spoiler at the end hahaha! 🙂 (We’ll win this time! They didn’t). Well done

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  8. You captured the re-enacting in a way that makes it look so real. I particularly enjoyed the black and white images. Sort of feels more “right” for the time they represent.

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  9. Well done fragg…. What can I say? You really captured the mood of the day and event. Great photos, of course.

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    1. Thanks! (again 🙂 )

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  10. They DO look great both ways!! I absolutely adore the black and white, though. It really makes them look authentic! 👍👍

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    1. Thanks Nicloe, 🙂

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  11. Really nice shots. I always wonder about these reenactments, how do they decide how’s going to die or do they just improvise?

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    1. I think they rehearse a lot so it’s all preordained.

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