SU1089 : Wartime Weekend 2014 (1), Blunsdon Station

taken 3 years ago, near to Purton Stoke, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Wartime Weekend 2014 (1), Blunsdon Station
Wartime Weekend 2014 (1), Blunsdon Station
This year's re-enactment is centred on the railway station, transported for the purposes of the play from rural north Wiltshire in 2014 to northern France in 1944. The opposing forces take each other's measure before the battle commences. The scenario is a skirmish for control over the station with the German unit fighting a combined force of British and American troops. Next image SU1089 : Wartime Weekend 2014 (2), Blunsdon Station
Swindon and Cricklade Railway's Wartime Weekends
The S&CR LinkExternal link runs various events on its preserved railway. One of the more well-known is the Wartime Weekend held annually in September. The weekend is focused mainly, but not exclusively, on the second world war. These occasions allow numerous special-interest groups the opportunity to display and demonstrate their invariably military-based artefacts such as vehicles, uniforms and weapons. The highlight of the event is a battle re-enactment, normally set in France after D-Day as this enables the three main combatants in the Western European theatre, Britain, Germany and the United States, the chance to play their parts. The scenarios enable the participants to fire lots of blanks and make lots of noise and smoke. Victory rotates, one year the Allies win, the next it's the Axis. All very fair really.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Village, Rural settlement  Railways  People, Events  Defence, Military 
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Railway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 109 898 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.4267N 1:50.6226W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 109 898
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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