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 2018 War & Peace Revival visit


Hi Folks,
A few pictures from my visit to this years War & Peace Revival..
Many fine re-enactment groups where in attendance depicting historical event from W.W.I right through to modern day conflict, with a fantastic selection of military vehicles on display:

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Kicking off with W.W.II Allied & (admittedly mainly) German displays:

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Domestic chores in the German encampment.. not just the large set piece battles are recreated at this event:
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American vehicle pool..
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Early & late war British light artillery display teams..
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It's been blistering hot here, in the U.K., this past week.. fresh water supplies where made by every type of transport imaginable..
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.. but the dust, in the main arena, added a nice sense of authenticity to the event.ImageImage

The Russian T-34 is a truly awesome sight to behold.. the roar of the engine, transmission noise & clanking of tracks must of brought much fear to the enemy:
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2018 marks the centenary of the R.A.F., represented at this years show by this small display of (replica) Spitfire..
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Many more photo's to share with you all, highlights including Vietnam & "Blackhawk Down" displays after this short break..
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Thanks for looking,
T'Shot


Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:19 am
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A real highlight for me was this Challenger Tank:
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Challenger was the British M.B.T. during the 80's to early 2000's & played an important role in both Gulf Wars..
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.. this is the only one in private ownership & it's the first time I've seen one outside of a museum & actually (so to speak) in "action", it's a most impressive vehicle with a decent turn of speed:
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Dating from the same period of time (in fact they're still in frontline service), mainstay of the British Army: The Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicle..
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.. it's small size, affordability & road legal status make this a popular purchase for military vehicle enthusiasts.

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This metal "fencing" was, an upgrade, to protect against R.P.G's.
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A real Cold War warrior, the FV432 A.P.C.
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Something a bit more exotic: The Shadow
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The Shadow was a prototype built, by the Alvis company, for testing by the British Army.. essentially it was a copy of the Hummer.

"Special Forces" display setup outside of a representation of the gates of Camp Bastion:
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Replica of the kind of pic-up trucks used, by private military contractors, in places such as Afghanistan & Iraq:
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Off to Mogadishu next...
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U.S. Delta Force mount up MH-6 Little Bird 'copter..
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Commander briefs audience about the upcoming show "... & lots of loud bangs!"
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Pinned down & under heavy fire..
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Delta Force arrive to save the day!
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.... & relax:
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It's getting pretty hot so I'm off for a nice cold icecream...
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.. more pictures on the way.

T'shot


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Green machines of every shape & size..
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The Russians are coming!
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Super Sherman..
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Lots of Land Rovers..
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M.A.N Truck
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Looks like fun
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I picked up a couple of souvenirs
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T'shot


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"Rolling Thunder" Vietnam War reenactment group put on a cracking show.

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Action from the arena coming up..


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The 'Nam

A 3 man L.R.R.P. team walk into an ambushed!
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Taking cover they pop smoke & radio for back-up..
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Helps on it's way..
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Pinned down..
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Return fire..
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Help arrives..
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Pour it on!
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Ol' Charley doesn't give up easily..
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Hit the dirt!
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Superior Firepower!
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Extraction..
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Making a break..
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Canned Heat!
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Heading home.
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Well that about rounds it all off, thanks for looking..

T'shot

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Post Re: 2018 War & Peace Revival visit
Just totally rad photos. Im going to make this a global thread so everyone can enjoy all these stunning photos.

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A few images, taken yesterday, from the 2018 East Kirkby Airshow:
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Cheers
T'shot

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I love all the new photos, the woman in the second to the last photo looks like Peggy Carter. That's pretty cool.

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