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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:32 am 
Back in 1978 the BRA (Battle Reenactment Association) was formed in the UK, This was to become the World War 2 Living History Association.

Now in our 30th year, we will be sharing some of our work, and give you a glimpse of how WW2 Battle reenactment has developed in this time. And where it all started.............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrxcfxAdoUo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLi7IpRVGF0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKhrYYpZh_s

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:31 am 
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Well what can you say :shock:

things have changed a bit over the years some for the better some for the worst

looks like getting hold of weapons was a lot easier and original kit (panther tank :wink: )

but some dodgy hair cuts (commander axis) and dodgy facial hair (bit village people in places)
and the German forces like to wear Italian camo a bit too much :oops:

of course it all pre dates health and safety (the kuble charging into battle and nearly taking out the combo :shock: )
and pyros just inches away from re enactors

a very interesting look into times past thanks for posting

By the way any of the key players still doing re enactment :?:


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Very interesting, to see that the commitment to the hobby really hasn't changed that much, they were passionate about it then just as we all are now.

Some interesting Haircuts though :o. . . . . and did I see a Luger changing hands for just one Note :shock:

Excellent thread Wayne

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Thank you for the links Wayne, very much appreciated.
Nice to see a "young" Bill in action too :D

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Watching that was awesome Wayne.. thanks indeed.. Im sure I saw a dodgey looking Freddie Mercury being shaved lol
10 / 10 :mrgreen:

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excellent ! where did the footage come from ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:58 am 
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excellent ! where did the footage come from ?


I am the keeper of the BRA WW2lha Achive, and we have been collecting the VHS and beta tapes from mebers and conterting them to something computer manageable.

There is plenty more to come, including a live pebble mill show and russell harty caputered by a very yong John Oxslade
i hope to have more ready over the weekend
so keep watching this channel


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smithy69 wrote:
excellent ! where did the footage come from ?


I am the keeper of the BRA WW2lha Achive, and we have been collecting the VHS and beta tapes from mebers and conterting them to something computer manageable.

There is plenty more to come, including a live pebble mill show and russell harty caputered by a very yong John Oxslade
i hope to have more ready over the weekend
so keep watching this channel


These are great, keep them coming Wayne.

Is there any footage of the Blackbushe Shows from 1976 and 1977. I only ask because I was there with my 1944 Ford GPW just before I sold it :(

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I remember the battle of Pebble Mill and the Russel Harty show well - excellent post Wayne - your best yet!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:38 pm 
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I remember the battle of Pebble Mill and the Russel Harty show well - excellent post Wayne - your best yet!

Chris W


Can you remember the Years for Pebble Mill and the Russell Harty Show. NOT Shouting :roll:


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No - because until I saw those shows - I did not know the hobby existed!

PS - Are you SHOUTING at me or thinking I am old and have poor eyesight?

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Thanks for posting the links to "It´s all a game!" A film I took part in, some 30 years ago, but never saw before. I still have the green recruiting poster shown in the film several times. I recognized a few people including a very young Mike Passmore..... that´s Mike talking at the very end. Watching it brought it all back, as if it was only yesterday.

An extremly young Bill Medland can be seen looking over the hedge in a German uniform, in part 3 at about 2:35 minutes. :wink:

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I remember seeing them on the TV, but we did not have a video recorder back in 1980.

I would like to see the "BEST FILM FOOTAGE EVER!" That would have to be "BUTLITZ", the POW camp we ran in the early 80s,
we made all of the papers and national TV of the day :lol:

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I've got the Russell Harty one on VHS, plus one from "Collectors world" or something called similar? Featuring Danny from Qaurtermasters, in full 101st Kit,M42, Mohawk etc, Will Medland, and a young fresh faced Oxlade.

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Johnny_Costino wrote:
plus one from "Collectors world" or something called similar?


I remember that, it was the first time I had seen reenacting, I think it probably sewed the seeds - I think the episode also had something about air dropped propoganda - I used to have it on tape a long time ago.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 18:06 pm 
Here it is the Russell Harty Show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD7foW7p9VI


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Yay! A young Johnny Costino at 2.30!!

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