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Off to Townsville in Jan 15.

Added by Red on January 3, 2015 at 6:19 — No Comments

Somerset Volunteers '08 - '19 Living History Group

Hello All,
Just to let you all know I'm hoping to start a local living history group based in Somerset depicting the Territorial Army of 1908 throught the Great War.
This will be an open group for any regiment or Corps who were based in Somerset. Also any other groups specific to the Great War such as nursing, remount depot, munitions workers etc.
If you have any interest in being involved please drop me a line at

Tim B

Added by Tim Bickerdike on November 13, 2014 at 11:21 — No Comments

Letter from a Portuguese soldier at Saragossa

Please read this amazing letter a Portuguese soldier, captured by the French, wrote and telling how he managed to escape them and join Palafox's army at Saragossa. There's and interestin account on a female army of 300 Aragonese women (underlined). Enjoy!

Added by Sara Seydak on June 17, 2014 at 8:57 — No Comments

Blog Entry 1: Military Historical Re-enactment as A Significant Way of Life

This is my first time writing a blog on LHW. Any fellow re-enactors who read it are welcome to express their views or ask about it. So here goes (with my fingers crossed :)):

In this age, military historical re-enactment is imperative for me. This form of martial activity provides a means of escapade from the pressure, troubles and negativity of the contemporary…


Added by Jason Cheng on March 29, 2014 at 23:04 — 6 Comments

First Person Versus Third Person Interpretation

What is the difference between costumed historical interpreters and costumed re-enactors? What kinds of techniques can interpreters use to communicate with the public? Find out more in my latest blog post: First Person Versus Third Person Interpretation.

Added by Lauren Markewicz on September 2, 2013 at 16:43 — No Comments

I am what they call "A Time Warpper"!

Come read my story on CNN iReport.

There is a wonderful blog called "A Passion for the Past"…


Added by Lady Estelle T. Barada on September 1, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

Tea with Madam Sissieretta/ An Event To Remember

The guest arrived promptly at 5pm on June 26,2013, as invited and was greeted by two of my dear friends of history, Sir.Salisbury and Lady Kennedy.

The ladies was dressed for tea with their hats and party attire. It was held in one of Providence's elegant…


Added by Lady Estelle T. Barada on September 1, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Since last time

Starting this campaign year we have had some more than ordinary events. Starting out the year at Fort Massac in Southern Illinois my oldest Daughter was married. The background was the newly rebuilt 1812 American Fort and the platform which they stood upon was the old bastion of the 1757 French Fort.

Next the unit attend June Fort which is…


Added by Edward Dulaney on August 31, 2013 at 3:14 — No Comments

WW2 Leather Flying Unit patches made

Hello I am an avid WW2 USAAF/USN/USMC flying unit emblem researcher and maker of leather emblems of the same, I have some 30 years into both and enjoy this hobby emensely !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The emblems are a wide ranging field of types, missions and in form , from cartoonish to very graphic and risques types, I highly enjoy tracking down the images and their beginnings and variations in both colors/details , and even more so making new/old patches for the…


Added by Johnny L. Signor on July 14, 2013 at 7:33 — 1 Comment

Chalke Valley History Festival 2013 post event report

Hi Folks,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all those who attended this year's Festival over the week of June 24th - 30th. Thanks for all your hard work, especially the boys and girls who spent the week at the location doing 2 days Education and the weekend.

Will let everyone know the details about next years Event (June 23rd - 29th 2014) as soon as they are available. For those who want to check out the sponsors website you can find it at…


Added by Dave Allan on July 11, 2013 at 15:58 — No Comments

Passion for writing History

I’II probably be the only one reading this and really, that’s ok, but on the off-chance that someone is passing by and drops in to scan over it, even if that scan is quick, well that’s great. 

I know not many here know much about me, well nothing really, but I am very passionate about Australian Military History and Military history in general.  But more so, I am passionate about history in general.  I believe history is truth.  No matter who or how history is changed or swept under…


Added by Wayne "Titch" McAliece on June 13, 2013 at 7:08 — 2 Comments

Looking at 2013

Reenactment's still going strong.  I have not posted here in a while but a lot has passed since my last entry in this.  Long story short, I don't do Italian WWII anymore.  The group imploded, alas, but these things happen.  I have been trying to take on more gigs doing presentations and talks to groups and schools, which is always rewarding.  Within the unit, the 35th Regiment is chugging along nicely.  I think we've got good communication within the unit, so that's a big help.  Incomplete…


Added by John Van Vliet on March 24, 2013 at 21:28 — No Comments

' Living in History' eBook now available for download.

I am most excited to let you all know that my Book ‘Living in History’ is now out as an eBook. You can download it to your iPad, Android, Kindle or any Smartphone and tablet. The old English house portraits look stunning on the screen and you can interactively navigate through different periods of history and zoom-in to see details of the portraits.

I will be most thankful if you share this with your friends. Enjoy and thank you  for your support….…


Added by Eli Ofir on March 15, 2013 at 17:46 — No Comments

Harmon Field

I know I don't need to post this as it was in the news letter.

However, just for review our 1st "shooting event" will be at Harmon Field March 23-24.

Round rolling will be at the Creely Estate 1800 hrs Thurs 21 March.

By the way Lads, bring both coats, we might be galvanizing. Also, bring you Long arms. THERE WILL be weapons inspection Saturday. I expect all weapons to be clean & serviceable. ALL pistols will be…


Added by Richard "Duke" Bohland on March 13, 2013 at 17:54 — No Comments

Spring Camp of Instruction

There will be a camp of instruction for ROTC Cadets at North Greenville College on Saturday 02 March 2013. Unit Members, please be on site by 1400 Hours.
This may well be the last of these we ever do- Let's go out in a blaze of Glory!

Added by Richard "Duke" Bohland on February 4, 2013 at 17:39 — No Comments

hello all it has been some time since i ws on line  i'm working on a new  project  i'm looking to make some new crosbelt plates  i was wondering if any one knows where i can get a royal scot cap badg…

hello all it has been some time since i ws on line  i'm working on a new  project  i'm looking to make some new crosbelt plates  i was wondering if any one knows where i can get a royal scot cap badge with a thisial and there motto in the ring around it  it is like there 1800 shako plat but smaller and a 2 peice black watch glengarry cap badge  i just need the back cross and stare 



Added by Howard on January 25, 2013 at 13:09 — No Comments

Still alive, still here....

About to go back to work from holidays and about to be very busy indeed readying for another deployment. All my gear is packed up and I'll be gone for 6 months so no living history for me anytime soon.

Added by Red on January 10, 2013 at 11:37 — 1 Comment

Building a WW1 Tank

Hello To all, this is going to be a diary of my attempt to build what I will hope at the end be a six foot long WW1 male tank. That I will be able to use for my displays. 


Problems well never done anything like this before.  The plans I am working with are basic at best, and I will have to build it such a way as it will have to come apart easily for transport.  So come along for the build and see what  happens




Added by Wayne "Titch" McAliece on October 2, 2012 at 6:22 — 1 Comment

annual summer regimental encampment

To all who serve the cause of the Columbia flying artillery, I bid greeting!

Our next scheduled event is our annual summer regimental encampment. This is scheduled for Saturday, August 25 breaking camp Sunday morning August 26th. As previously noted, uniform will be Confederate Marine summer. Battle shirts are acceptable. Please bring coats for pictures.

There will be costs associated with this year's encampment.…


Added by Richard "Duke" Bohland on July 25, 2012 at 1:59 — No Comments

1st Promo for our Pirate Show

Did a small promo this weekend for our upcoming Pirate Faire in Englewood.  Did not  go over too bad,.... just a bit difficult trying to promo a show at an event [May Daze] that is done on the water exclusively [the bands are on a barge anchored off one of the islands and the people are surrounding the barge in boats/floaties/rafts/canoes].  We did what we could waving at people and such as we arrived on the taxi-boat, onto the "stage" and bantered with the people a bit,... told them…


Added by Ryan Castendyke on May 28, 2012 at 5:34 — 1 Comment

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