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But there are as many of you at the top of the dunes as at the bottom, for realism and accuracy some should have been left on the beach?:twisted:

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Great photos Mick, especially well done with the landing craft, very Robert Capa :D

I'd love to see a version of that in pure black and white without the scratches, as it would have been printed at the time.

You guys should have looked a lot more worried on the way up that beach :wink:

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You can't really see their faces to tell.

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Great photos, particularly the distressed 'old' ones taken on the beach.

An MG42 firing at you from the bluff above the beach would have looked the part though!!

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There's more to looking worried than the expression on your face :wink:

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Great photos Mick, especially well done with the landing craft, very Robert Capa :D

I'd love to see a version of that in pure black and white without the scratches, as it would have been printed at the time.

You guys should have looked a lot more worried on the way up that beach

Well done,

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You can't really see their faces to tell.
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Thanks for the comments guys, and well done to Mick for taking the photos. It's something we intend to do every year in rememberance of those who did it for real. We paraded for the veterans later that day at different locations, and on the last parade one of the 1st Inf veterans said something along the lines of: "Gentleman, on behalf of the 1st and 29th Divisions we thank you for what you are doing. They dont teach this in schools anymore, so its up to you. Keep up the good work, I salute you". That was more than enough to bring a tear to my eye.

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Well done!

That's what it's all about :D

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Thanks for the comments guys, and well done to Mick for taking the photos. It's something we intend to do every year in rememberance of those who did it for real. We paraded for the veterans later that day at different locations, and on the last parade one of the 1st Inf veterans said something along the lines of: "Gentleman, on behalf of the 1st and 29th Divisions we thank you for what you are doing. They dont teach this in schools anymore, so its up to you. Keep up the good work, I salute you". That was more than enough to bring a tear to my eye.

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Well done lads.the pix are great and getting such a response from the veterans really backs up why we do this.

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smudger wrote:
Great photos Mick, especially well done with the landing craft, very Robert Capa :D

I'd love to see a version of that in pure black and white without the scratches, as it would have been printed at the time.

You guys should have looked a lot more worried on the way up that beach :wink:

Well done,

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I took some great looking cine film of the guys coming on to the beach cant wait to get it developed :D

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Nice work, very nice! Just like I remember it :wink:

Cine film? What did you use for that? Dont forget to get it transferred to DVD and upload a clip on here when you get it back!

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Great photos Mick, especially well done with the landing craft, very Robert Capa :D

I'd love to see a version of that in pure black and white without the scratches, as it would have been printed at the time.

You guys should have looked a lot more worried on the way up that beach

Well done,

Smudger


I took some great looking cine film of the guys coming on to the beach cant wait to get it developed :D
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Many thanks to Chris and the guys from the 29th Infantry re-enactment group for the invitation and opportunity to deliver them to Normandy and back.

The thanks from the veterans was one of many occasions on which I had a moistening of the eyes.

Great photos Mick.

It would be great to do it again next year, if you'll have me.

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smudger wrote:
Nice work, very nice! Just like I remember it :wink:

Cine film? What did you use for that? Dont forget to get it transferred to DVD and upload a clip on here when you get it back!

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Hi smudger,
I used my "Canon 518SV" with super 8 cine film, I just got the Standard 8 film back that I took during the battle at the Gunpowder Mill event, looks great, a real 1940's look to it, I will convert it to DV and let you have a look soon.

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Ah Mick, those old Canons are damn good cameras. I used to do Super 8 and Std 8 many years ago myself.

Just getting into 16mm with an old wartime Bell & Howell 70D at the moment, it's a bit of a culture shock :shock:

Look forward to seeing your results. :D

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Nice work, very nice! Just like I remember it :wink:

Cine film? What did you use for that? Dont forget to get it transferred to DVD and upload a clip on here when you get it back!


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Hi smudger,
I used my "Canon 518SV" with super 8 cine film, I just got the Standard 8 film back that I took during the battle at the Gunpowder Mill event, looks great, a real 1940's look to it, I will convert it to DV and let you have a look soon.

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Smudger, does your 70D have the focus viewport on the side? Mine doesn't, so it looks like it'll have to be guess work!

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Chris,

No it doesn't, the 70DA added that I think.

You have a choice of methods:

1. Guess!

2. Hyperfocal distance (generally used for live 'action').

3. Tape measure.

4. Still camera rangefinder (easily found on eBay for a few pounds).

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Smudger, does your 70D have the focus viewport on the side? Mine doesn't, so it looks like it'll have to be guess work!

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