Beltring War & Peace Show 2006 - 2012

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Paul Reed, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Just spent the first day here in temps of over 40! Lot's of interesting stuff - hope to have a proper look around and take some photos tomorrow.
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Again.
    You Swine!
    I'm having to sit here and wait...
    Travelling down tomorrow in the back of an Escort Van... I may evaporate.

    Seen anything good so far?
    Is that Colander Grant there?
     
  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Yes the former range marker/target Grant is there again, with lots of other tanks and vehicles. Working I haven't had a chance to see everything yet, but a couple of photos. These are all taken on my camera phone, so not up to my usual quality.

    Home Guard below.
     
  4. Paul Reed

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    Lots of wargaming and model displays. One was based on the Canadians in Operation Totalise.
     
  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Nice Ardennes living history display.
     
  6. J_McAllister

    J_McAllister Member

    Incredible pics! Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that a burning halftrack in the middle of pic #34?
     
  7. Paul Reed

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    Remote control Panther!

    More pictures next couple of days.
     
  8. mahross

    mahross Senior Member

    Paul - looking forward to more pics.

    Ross
     
  9. Paul Reed

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    Ross - might be good for the WW2 Society to have a stand there next year?

    Didn't get much of a chance to take photos today; shame, as a whole company of Germans marched past our stand in perfect step!!
     
  10. mahross

    mahross Senior Member

    Yes that is an idea. How would we go about doing that?

    Ross
     
  11. Axis_Trooper

    Axis_Trooper Junior Member

    Incredible pics! Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that a burning halftrack in the middle of pic #34?

    The details in bench top games are second to none. This is most like Warhammer 40000. In which they use dyed cotton as smoke and fire. (see attached photo)

    http://www.recon-in-force.com/Skank/Zombietown/Zombietown34.jpg
     
  12. Paul Reed

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    Yes that is an idea. How would we go about doing that?

    Ross

    Leave it with me; I will have a chat about it with you in due course.
     
  13. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Three photos from today:

    One shows an excellent Bastogne snow scene, the other an American scene with superb scenery and the other the Saving Pte Ryan Tiger.

    I also got to see three of the real 'Band of Brothers' veterans today; they passed out stand and gave us a little wave. Quite something!

    Final day tomorrow.
     
  14. mahross

    mahross Senior Member

    Paul - Nice pics. I like the snow in July:D

    Ross
     
  15. Paul Reed

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    Nice to meet Von Poop today - hope I didn't freak you out too much buddy! :cool:
     
  16. mahross

    mahross Senior Member

    Ah members meeting.:rolleyes: :p

    Ross
     
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Never have I regretted choosing such a bloody silly screen name more than introducing myself as 'Von Poop'...
    I was only going to stay for 1 post...

    Paul, yes a little freaky... You are officially the first real person I 'met' on the Internet and also met in person....most peculiar.... nice to see you really exist!
    (Hoping I've got some good Beltring pics to add)

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Some pictures of 2nd war vehicles from Beltring, culled from hundreds...

    One for Owen:
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    Sdkfz Project's Jagdpanther:
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    Staghound:
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    The Kentish Ardennes... It actually felt cooler standing by this display:
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    Grant pock-marked with hundreds of Panzerfaust holes, looks quite insane as it drives about....:
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    and one for sapper:
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    Limbering up:
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    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  19. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Great shots....where did they find the Grant tank?
     
  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Nice photos - the Grant is an old range target IIRC.
     

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