These are some more photo’s of re-enactors taking part in WW2 and their vehicles.
I loved this next chap, thought he really looked like he’d stepped out of a movie
and this lady was spot on with her costume and hair do
mustn’t forget the Germans!
channelling Clive Owen?
This vehicle is (acccording to Phil, who knows these things) a Hanomag SDKFZ 251 Ausf C. Called “Magda” she is a half-track armoured fighting vehicle built on an OT-810 chassis, badged to the Panzergrenadier Divison Großdeutschland. Designed and built by the Hanomag company during World War II. The concept was to allow panzergrenadiers to keep up with panzers and provide infantry support as required. In practice, there were never enough of them and most panzergrenadier units had to make do with trucks. She was brought in by the Northern World War 2 Association, and I believe all the WW2 re-enactors belong to that.
They also brought along an American M24 Chaffee Light Tank. This appeared during the latter stages of World War 2 and saw considerable service in the Korean War that followed.
Not sure what type of jeep this is but I do like the motorbike fastened on the front.
That’ll do for today, stay tooned for our finale next time, when they all go into battle.
On we go with some more pictures of the Vikings, or Northmen if you prefer, some more anglo–saxons I think. (Sometimes it’s hard to tell which are which). For the captions you need to have watched the TV series Vikings, sorry if you haven’t. (Really you haven’t ?? Have you been living under a rock?? Great TV programme, watch it now and then come back 🙂 )
That about wraps up the Vikings and Anglo-saxons, stay tooned for another journey into the past next time!
The Frontline event is a 3 Day event, Friday being a free Living History event for the local community, and Saturday – Sunday a full Living History multiperiod event with arena battles/displays throughout the day. Phil and I went on the Saturday and it was a great day out. Lots of daft buggers dressed up in anglo-saxon/Viking/German/USA civil war & Roman gear/ plenty of re-enactment battles and a perfect day for photography.
We’ll start with the medieval lot. They learn crafts such as cooking, bread making and butter churning, ale brewing, naalbinding, embroidery and spinning as well as training in combat, which may include axe, sword, spear or Dane –axe and also formation and shield wall skills. We sadly didn’t see their combat display as Phil was drooling over the German military displays, but I did get pictures of their more homely pursuits.
Whilst we didn’t see the battles, we did see plenty of the warriors
Next time we’ll have a look at the Vikings and a Tudor or too! Stay tooned! 🙂