Bude at War - As if you needed an excuse to holiday in Cornwall

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by CornwallPhil, Apr 10, 2017.

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    As the weekend approaches, just giving this event a heads up. Hope the weather is kind as it's looking like a great weekend.
     
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    A few photos from today at the Bude at War event. As you can see blue skies while other parts of Cornwall suffered flooding!
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    The Air Raid Wardens Post and Shelter. On the hour every hour they crammed 16 people in for a talk on ARP. Sadly very little information specific to Bude, but then I believe it only suffered one air raid!
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    The entrance to the main camp where a wide range of re-enactors and other historical and military groups had their displays along with a good range of WW2 vehicles. While the emphasis was on the Americans as it was they who were in Bude prior to D-Day, the Brits were well represented as well.
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    The event continues tomorrow with a Service of Remembrance at the US Ranger memorial, speeches from Churchill, Eisenhower and Montgomery at the Surf Life Saving Club and a mock beach invasion on Crooklets Beach.
     
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    Some more photos from Sunday's action at the Bude at War event. In atmospheric black and white - could almost have been 1944. 001 Firing from top of cliff.jpg 002 Firing pistol on beach.jpg 003 Firing rifle on beach.jpg 004 Stood on cliff top.jpg 005 Stood facing on cliff top.jpg 006 Preparing charges.jpg 007 Beach assault.jpg 008 Eisenhower Churchill Montgomery.jpg 009 Churchill.jpg 010 British plane.jpg
     
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    And a few more... 011 Wardens post.jpg 012 Beach assault crawl.jpg 013 Beach assault.jpg 014 Cliff assault.jpg 015 Cliff assault.jpg 016 Having a breather.jpg 017 Hotel de France.jpg 018 Hotel de France soldier.jpg 019 ENSA singer.jpg 020 ENSA singer close up.jpg 021 WAAF and WREN.jpg
     
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    And finally a few in colour from the Service of Remembrance.... A022 Remembering Fallen Cromrades.jpg A023 Wreath laying.jpg A024 Service of Remembrance.jpg A025 Veteran and Reenactor.jpg A026 Wreaths and Ranger Memorial.jpg

    Finally well done to all who organised and took part in this fantastic two day event at Bude.
    Please do it again. It was educational, reflective, historical, and fun! A fitting memorial to all those who served and trained in Cornwall during WW2.
     
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    And now the video
     

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