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Hello,
I have a few questions if you wouldn't mind indulging me. I have only realy experienced multi-period events and earlier periods, and was wondering.....

are there many Great War themed events on this country?

at what type of venue are they held?

who would we contact if we wished to participate?

what format do they take ie. battle re-enactment (is that poss?) or living history display?

would anyone be open to horses, either as a static living history display (first person if required) or mounted display?

All answers and thoughts would be apprecieated,
thanks,

Chris
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RTB, I saw a display by the Great War Society at Fort George a few years ago.

No firing weapons (although they all carried rifles, or in the cast of the officer, a pistol)

No fighting

And out of all the groups there, it was the most impressive.
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Hi Allan, hows things?
I would have thought it would be difficult to stage a Great War Battle. I'm sure English Heritage had some trenches dug at Kirby Hall a few years ago?
Did they do living history with a bit of drill thrown in?

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RTB wrote:Hi Allan, hows things?
I would have thought it would be difficult to stage a Great War Battle. I'm sure English Heritage had some trenches dug at Kirby Hall a few years ago?
Did they do living history with a bit of drill thrown in?

Chris
Chris, it is, quite simply, outstanding.

They went into the arena and did a display and talk on their weapons, life in the trenches and amazing details about what the soldiers went through - did you know that when soldiers went over the top they had to unload their rifles as they were expected to use the bayonet?

They did that for about ten minutes, all the while the officer is checking on his pocket watch. Then they formed up in a line, the officer took out his whistle, checked his watch a final time, then he blew the whistle and they advanced.

And that was it, simply outstanding.
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It is, (for me anyway), the little details that make it. I shall have to make the effort and go to one this season

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www.thegreatwarsociety.com

this is the link to the GWS website if you have any Question ploease email me - somme44@hotmail.com
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Cheers Trenchy,
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Chris if you look at the post entitled Black Country Event you will see details of next years proposals. I am looking for Calvary participants for this event.

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Hi Pete,
I have sent you an e-mail, please let me know if you don't get it.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us,

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I used to belong to the Pershings Doughboys and they performed as an rear line encampment. Once even as a bakery

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back off hes mine :twisted: hahaha
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1914-21 does Russian, German, Bulgarian and Austro-Hungarian

you can contact me at; ianskinner@blueyonder.co.uk

Croix de guerre are doing ww1 French

There will be ww1 events at:

Newhaven fort 1st July

Royal Gunpowder mills 8th-9th July

Scarborough Castle 1st-2nd September

and many other places besides
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Hi Ian,
I have sent you an e-mail, please let me know if you havn't got it.

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