War & Peace World War II Reenactment

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Courtesy Of Serpentorslair Member Thundershot

The show’s an annual military history collectors/enthusiast/re-enactment event held in the county of kent (here in the U.K.) around this time of year.
I believe it’s the largest such event held in England, if not Europe, & attracts hundreds of different historic vehicles & their owners from all over the globe.

The various displays & recreations put together by the different groups are extremely impressive (more so every year!) covering just about every period of conflict from W.W.I to present. The encampments are all authentic down to the last detail, but (as you can see) the real highlights are the large scale battle re-enactments which are held in the main arena.
The morning show was W.W.II, (Kelly’s Heroes group) U.S. v German, the afternoon one was a Vietnam battle (Rolling Thunder). Both were exciting to watch with lots of action & explosions.. the ‘Nam one, after a fire fight (featuring the gun truck),it ended with a (simulated) napalm attack on the ‘Gook’ held village. The heat generated was amazing!

Of cause it’s not all big battles, there’s plenty of domestic home front displays, 40’s style entertainment, retro fashions & a truly massive antiques/militaria market. You can buy just about anything from a period razor blade up to a full sized tank.

Here’s some pic’s from previous years:

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