The wool uniforms and caps were very useful this year.
The 82nd Airborne command car stands guard at the American camp.
Zach Mateja, a new recruit to our event, represents the Polish Allies.
The Americans prepare to move out for the tactical demonstration.
The tactical is always impressive. The grounds of the museum are perfect for the photographic interpretation of WWII France.
Visitors to the tactical battle get an up close and personal view of the action. While most public demonstrations of WWII infantry battles take place in unrealistic settings with the audience far away, the grounds of the museum offers an "ant-farm" view of the action where the crowd may actually feel the concussive shock of the small arms fire. This birds-eye view along with a narration of action via loudspeaker makes for an educational experience.
PVT Pete Michel interprets the "1000 yard stare" after the tactical.
The girls get better each year and our crowd grows as well for the 1500 (3 p.m.) show.
Erin flirts with the audience.
"Letters from Home" The Andrews Sisters Tribute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkyW2g4ENEw
The boys enjoy the show.
Some boys (officers) get to enjoy a little more after the show.
It is quite wonderful! Check out the pictures and movies on our facebook page at:
We wish to thank Giant Markets, Wegmans of State College, and The Olive Garden for their gracious corporate food donations. The members of the 28th Infantry Division (Recreated), 137th Austrian Gebergjaegers,and all associated living history participants and volunteers welcome you to our next event.