WW2 Re-enactment=awesome!

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  1. Aggie08

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    I attended a re-enactment on the future site of the Museum of the American G.I. in college station, tx. It was sweet. Tanks, armored vehicles, all kinds of small arms, FLAMETHROWER!, mortars being fired, it was wonderful. I'll let the pictures talk. Definitely one of the coolest things I have ever seen. The theme was the taking of the Siegfried line, so the battle was centered around the dragon's teeth.
     

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    cirtainly looks very impressive, any more pictures?
     
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    Cool. It looks like it was a hoot.
     
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    although i doubt that sign's authentic............
     
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    Nope, but still good pics, looks like fun!
     
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    Good shots Aggie....
     
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    Sweet! though some of those GI's need to put a bit more effort into their PT!!
     
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    Cool, must look at the website, to see the photos.
     
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    Very cool. I wish I could attend the one that is going on in Bamberg, Germany right now. It is hosted by a German reenactment group. They are trying to accuracy in the capturing of the town. There are American reenactment groups attending. I only live about 45 min from Bamberg. If I had not been sick this weekend, I would have gone.
     
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    Sounds cool. You are lucky living on the continent although I aim to try to get to an airshow held at Nambour in Queensland at some stage. Hopefully should see a few interesting aircraft and perhaps some jeeps and things. Although a lot of that stuff is more in Europe really and the bigger cities here like Brisbane and that...
     
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    They're doing it in the middle of winter? That's gotta be cold in Germany. And probably wet. On the plus side, it does give you impetutus to capture a couple of buildings to get out of the cold. Talk about your motivated troopers!

    Hope your feeling better.
     
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    Thanks for the well wishes. I am feeling much better, but I am afraid that I may have passed it on to my wife.

    Yeah they reenact them all throughout the year here to commemorate the actual event in the most realisted conditions. You can even go to Bastogne and see a reenactment of specific events form the Battle of the Bulge. Obviously they can not reenact the whole thing but small parts of it and they do it in the snow just like it was back then.
     
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    Indeed - we've just come back from St. Petersburg and been part of an enormous re-construction of part of Operation Spark which was the offensive launched in January 1943 to lift the blockade of the city.

    It was about -10 but there was a windchill which took it much lower.

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    Ah, well not a problem - I had a makhorka zakurim as you can see and some hot black sugary tea in my chashka so I was fine.

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    Literally ;) Looks likes fun!
     
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    Yeah it was, but there was a more sober moment when we visited the Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery the day before where those who died during the 900 day Siege of Leningrad were buried in mass graves. No one is exactly sure how many are there, but it's estimated to be around half a million people, mainly civilians who were either killed by the bombing and artillery barrages, or simply starved and froze to death during the blockade.

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    There are no names, how could there be? They had to blast each grave with explosives since the ground was frozen solid and when the graves were full they used a steam roller to force yet more bodies in, and as you can see they go on and on and on. Both to the statue of a grieving Mother Russia at the end, and on either side of the tree lines.
     
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    So that memorial is more like a mass grave?
     
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    186 mass graves are there. It was an existing cemetery that gradually became where all the siege victims went, and then a formal memorial after the war. Piskariovskoye was in the north east suburbs of the city which was furthest away from the shelling.

    Finnish Army entrenched in the north only wanted to defend Finland's frontiers - so they had no interest in attacking civilians or Leningrad.

    Relatives of those who died would take the bodies the by sledge (about 5 miles from Nevsky Prospekt) sometimes only for them themselves die on the way there or back.

    You can see the place on Google Earth at

    Lat 59°59'47.49"N Long 30°25'20.41"E
     
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