|A wider view of the camp.|
Jacobites, War of 1812, "Pony Wars" in the US, and WWI can be seen here.
Seamus, the story-teller is announcing the event.
|Kevin and Jared of our reenacting group prepare their firearms.|
|Jared, our company's corporal, on the firing line in his pioneer's kit.|
He does a great impresson.
|Kevin demonstrating the musket on Saturday.|
|Kevin preparing to fire his jäger rifle on Sunday.|
|... and firing the Brown Bess grenade launcher. Flaming tennis balls away!|
|US Cavalry for the "Pony Wars" of the so-called Wild West fires his breech-loading carbine.|
|The Swiss! They added a little seen aspect of WWI and demanded your pass and papers to get through the camp.|
They were fun and made a good interactive impression.
|The senior sergeant of the 1st Petrograd Womens' Battalion of Death |
wrestles with her Mosin-Nagant rifle.
|The Swiss riflemen take target practice.|
|The Swiss rifleman coolly chooses his target.|
|The WWI display manned by the French and the Russians.|
|The Swiss officer threatens the squirrels and dandelions.|
|Our French poliu, Tyler, looking suitably belligerent.|
Avance! Avec la baïonnette!
|Katie, the senior sergeant of the Women's Battalion of Death and my daughter, |
shows what the Mosin-Nagant is REALLY used for.
|Katie is hunting ticks in the high grass. Here you can see the medals and the shoulder boards.|
|Another Kevin, in WWI Canadian kit with the ever-faithful SMLE.|
|Catie in the outfit of a Russian nurse.|
|Activity at the WWI display.|
|Katie, Nia, Catie, and Tyler lined up for publicity.|
Tyler is holding a replica of the Chauchaut light machine gun, possibly the worst firearm ever built.
|WWII Soviet Russians take the field in a "skirmish."|
|Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe troops in camp,|
|The German medical orderly treats a "casualty" in the field. I like the helmet!|
|The REAL guests of honour arrive.|
|On display from the South Ontario Military Muster were a Bren/Universal Carrier, a Canadian Military Pattern 15cwt truck, a jeep (to be seen later) and the last running Fox armoured car in North America!|
|The CMP 15cwt truck and the Universal Carrier|
What a beauty!
|The Fox is worth a second viewing.|
|A mixed bag of reenactors evacuate the "wounded" in a Willys-Overland Jeep.|
|Holly and Stephanie sing "Hits from the 40's."|
|Raiffe explaining and exhibiting items in the Home Front station.|
His group reenacts the British Home Front and he's dressed as a member of the Home Guard.
|Well? Where is it?|
|The Viet-Nam era reenacting group included an early US intervention "adviser" armed with the M-1 Garand rifle.|
You can see the clip ejecting from the rifle in this photo.
|The rest of the boy in Company C including the adviser on the left and a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP)|
member in "Tiger stripes" in the right.
Deep in the bowels of the Fox armoured car were treasures for the reenactor. The car's owner pulled out a Bren light machine gun and a Thompson submachine gun. (both inactivated as required by Canadian law.) I was grinning like a loon when I got to handle them. So was Katie. As for Tyler and Kevin... just look at the faces.