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Posted on Aug 28, 2005 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Beltring War and Peace Show, 2005

Armchair General


To suggest that there were a "lot" of re-enactors around would be the understatement of the century. But to start us off in this section of my report, here’s a picture of a guy who isn’t even in a uniform. Who can he be?

Readers of ACG’s "Fire and Steel" Interactive Combat Story in the magazine will recognise him – yes it really IS Lt. Devin (real name Damian) from the story, wearing his ACG cap and about to go off with Seimon and myself on a small photo shoot. Watch this space for a future article!


These chaps are part of a unit dedicated to recreating the look and feel of regular German Army soldiers during the period 1939-1940. It’s nice to see a unit that doesn’t base itself on an elite Division of some kind, just run of the mill everyday soldiers.


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And here are…the French Resistance!! They kindly helped out "Devin", Seimon and myself in the small shoot I mentioned earlier.

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Here’s another sneak preview from a future piece – the French Resistance running into action! And just avoiding a nearby patrol of German soldiers…

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Russian troops were also in abundance, including members of the 2nd Guards re-enactment group, who had a small camp set up around a parked T-34 Tank. This was an impressive display of living history.

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I couldn’t resist including a picture of a pretty lady on a Tank. Sorry. And in contrast, check out the Junior Paratrooper I found walking around. I never knew they did uniforms this small!

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