Reenactments in History.

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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'd be very interested if anyone knew more of this particular reenactment that I spotted on Jack's site.

    Mansfield veterans re-enacted WWI battle at Central Park (1921)

    It got me thinking of how often such things have been re-played for entertainment in the past, from bloody conflicts in the Roman arena, to spectaculars put on for Queen Elizabeth, and maybe even the wonderful Naval Battles as seen at Peasholme Park in Scarborough since c.1927.

    Reenactment obviously isn't a new thing.
    Any good examples from history?

    ~A
     
  2. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    On the 50th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg (1913), the surviving veterans of Pickett's Division re-enacted their famous charge. The Union veterans of Webb's Philadelphia Brigade met them at the famous stone wall, where they all shook hands.
     
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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    On the 50th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg (1913), the surviving veterans of Pickett's Division re-enacted their famous charge. The Union veterans of Webb's Philadelphia Brigade met them at the famous stone wall, where they all shook hands.
    Lovely stuff:
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    Pickett's Charge--The Last Attack at Gettysburg - Google Books


    And the Eglinton Tournament has a persistent fascination.
    A real shame that photography wasn't commonplace then, as I'd love to see some of the interpretations of what a Knight was.
     
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  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Salamanca, 1969
    A strange day out for some squaddies.

     
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  13. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake Gunner Tours

    Been there done that.

    In 1994 I organised a Battlefield study of the battles of Minden and Hastenbeck. I am the chap with the C18th spontoon - courtesy of the Museum of Minden. You may see a couple of generals in the ranks and a very distinguished historian as left marker...
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  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Reenactment or battle pagents were a standard part of the inter-war Aldershot Tattoos. This is the 2nd Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regt. re-fighting the siege of Namur at the 1934 tattoo...
    Vauban Walts !

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  15. von Poop

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    A stylised reenactment of sorts:
    "‘Tag der Deutschen Kunst’ celebration of “2,000 years of Germanic culture” where draped floats (one of them carrying a 5 meter tall golden Reichsadler) and thousands of party activists, in historical costumes, paraded down Prinzregentenstraße for hours in the presence of Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, Albert Speer, Robert Ley, Reinhard Heydrich, and many other high-ranking members of the government, with minor events taking place in the Englischer Garten nearby."

    From this blog:
    Das Haus der Deutschen Kunst

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  16. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    Swastika on the middle horse's blanket is backwards. I wonder what happened to the guy responsible for that?
     
  17. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Possibly the same fate as this Marine.
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    idler GeneralList

    I'd better not fix that for you...
     

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