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Churruca
03-26-2012, 02:31
This last weekend there was a Napoleonic Fair. More or less as a medieval fair, but this time with that ambient (not always reached ;-) ).
But the top interesting thing was a Reenactment Group that gave historic fidelity to the event. I took several pictures. I hope you will enjoy them.
http://sailsofglory.org/album.php?albumid=46

Blackrose
03-26-2012, 15:25
Very nice, thanks for sharing.
I do American Revolutionary reenactment, myself. I could have easily gotten into Napoleonic also, if such had been active around here.
Karl

Churruca
03-26-2012, 15:41
Thank you for your comment!

I have always thought you reenacters do a very valuable work showing people the past, in a form that books, texts and movies can't reach. Watching real persons in front of you, is watching the real thing, is being in the past.
For example, watching their uncomfortable clothes we realized the heat those troops suffered under the Spanish sun and other details you can't think about watching a movie or reading documents.

Blackrose
03-26-2012, 15:47
It can get quite uncomfortable in the heat; one event I haven't gotten to yet is the reenactment of the Battle of Trenton. You get to march and fight (in a major urban area) in the dead of winter FUN!
Karl

Killick
03-27-2012, 01:23
Yes I have done a bit of reactment myself (Colonial) and can assure you that in the Queensland sun wool uniformes are very hot sweaty and scratchy especial in the groin area:eek:

Comte de Brueys
03-27-2012, 04:25
Nice photos, Vik.

Enjoyed them.:)

Bligh
03-27-2012, 08:59
Thanks for the photographs Vik.
I will try to get some of mine up this Summer.
I'm a bit worried about all this fraternisation with the enemy though.
Bligh.

Churruca
03-27-2012, 09:15
Thank you very much, mates!

I'm really happy you enjoyed them :)

Don't worry, Bligh! Last shots between UK and French troops were before 1945, weren't they? ;)

Coog
03-27-2012, 10:31
Very nice photos. One day I would like to travel to such events.

Churruca
03-27-2012, 12:44
Thank you, coog!

But if you travel to Spain, there are plenty of things much more interesting, to be honest. Reenactment has not as many followers here than in anglo-saxon countries. Most of men here only follow their football/soccer club.

Bligh
03-27-2012, 14:02
It can get quite uncomfortable in the heat; one event I haven't gotten to yet is the reenactment of the Battle of Trenton. You get to march and fight (in a major urban area) in the dead of winter FUN!
Karl


Here is some fun in the dead of winter Karl.

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Rob.

Churruca
03-27-2012, 14:07
Not the best weather to wear kilt, I think :-)

Bligh
03-27-2012, 14:14
Not the best weather to wear kilt, I think :-)

There were four genuine Scots and one Norwegian in that lineup, so no problems for them. I am second from the left in the blue Manchester's Reg. uniform ,and also in blue next to me is Christophe from the WoG Aerodrome site.
What we were laughing at were the Government troops trying to attack us through the snow.
Rob.

Churruca
03-27-2012, 14:20
Cool, Rob! In many senses :-D

Blackrose
03-27-2012, 15:33
Scurvy looking crew, old mate. The blue looks good on you though.
Here's some of my mates, Hessen Jaegers from 1776:
(I'm the tall one). As you can see, we were very good about hunting game (i.e. well fed :) )
Karl

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Churruca
03-28-2012, 00:07
Cool group, matey! I didn't know there were Germen troops in the Indepence War.

Bligh
03-28-2012, 01:51
Cool group, matey! I didn't know there were Germen troops in the Indepence War.


Did you know that there were also Spanish troops Vik?
Rob.

Churruca
03-28-2012, 03:27
Did you know that there were also Spanish troops Vik?
Rob.
It seems there were a lot of foreign people in that war. I had no idea.

Berthier
03-28-2012, 04:26
And naturally the French were there as well!

Churruca
03-28-2012, 07:16
I wonder if anybody was absent from that gunfire.

Bligh
03-28-2012, 13:46
Let us not forget the Canadians, who got invaded by the Rebels, as they were at that time.
Rob.

Blackrose
03-28-2012, 18:17
Cool group, matey! I didn't know there were Germen troops in the Indepence War.

About 30,000 to be imprecise,
And as mentioned, it was a world war.
Trivia; before finalising the deal with the 6 German princedoms, the British government was bargaining with Catherine the Great for 45,000 Russian troops. Boy, that's a scary thought.
Karl

Capt P
03-29-2012, 18:33
Nice pics guys. I myself did Amererican Civ War years ago. I was in a southern unit. Co. I, 2nd South Carolina Infantry.