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

Beltring War and Peace Show, 2005

Armchair General

Another impressive campsite was this German HQ and signals outfit I discovered tucked inside the woods.

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And the really cool thing was – despite all the visitors milling around their camp, the HQ "staff" continued with their tasks like nothing was happening…


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Maps are laid out for the Officers’ perusal, and on a bench, signals equipment bleeps out Morse code, next to an ever-present ENIGMA device.

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Around the corner, members of a unit recreating the SS Grossdeutschland Division man their own camp, complete with mortar emplacements. The chap in the left hand photo was so still I thought he was some kind of mannequin at first, until he blinked…

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Campfires burn whilst the men chop wood.

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