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Post by Dangermouse »

Hi All,

I'm a researcher looking into living history reenactment with an eye on future television shows, but I’m not all that sharp on History so I’ve hopefully come to the place where people do and am reaching out for assistance!

I will be posting a message in all of the other age specific groups so if you know your Romans and Vikings better please help me out there too!

I am interested in Big Living History events and trying to work out what sort of things go on at these events. Also if you know of the biggest events in each time period please let me know!

I guess I’m looking for the top 10 events/ actions/ or practices of each time period especially those which are different from other periods for example are the Romans and Greeks remarkably similar when it comes to reenactment if not why not?

Please spare me a moment of your time and share your knowledge to help me out I will look forwards to reading your replies, moderators come on you guys know this stuff inside out right?!


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Post by Sani »

THE events of the year for 40's re-enactors (In my honest opinion) are:

Cosby Victory Show Leicestershire
Beltring War and Peace Show
Detling Military Odyssey.

General display practices are:
Rear area 'rest and repair'
Frontline emplacement
Homefront displays.

General 'action' of persons on these displays can varey from:
Cleaning and repairing vehicles and equipment
guarding (roaming the display wire and speaking to the public)
occasional scenario - such as check the civilian apple cart or shopping basket - combat patrols etc
Providing homefront service to the troops - tea, sandwitches and the odd scone.
Homefront dances - dancing lessons etc
Living History activities such as the field creation of typed or written documents, translation services and a re-enactor form of "relate" (talking to veterans or civilians who were around at the time).

Private Dietz sir!

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