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moose135
05-20-2012, 11:35 PM
There was a World War II Encampment reenactment this weekend at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. They have hosted reenactment weekends the past couple of years, and this weekend held a WWII encampment. We brought a number of operating vehicles from the American Airpower Museum, including the Sherman tank, M8 Greyhound armored car, M4 High Speed Tractor towing a 155mm Long Tom gun, as well as other vehicles and anti-aircraft guns. A number of reenactor groups and the Long Island Military Vehicle Club were also present. The reenactors set up camp in a field on the grounds, with tents (yes, a number of guys slept over) foxholes, and other camp paraphernalia. We had a European area, a Pacific area, and even Russian and Free Polish troops.

Driving the Sherman through the village.

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AAM's Ferret recon vehicle

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Time for breakfast!

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The event brought out a lot of veterans, including this gentleman, who was a Sherman tank crewman during the Battle of the Bulge.

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Joe
05-21-2012, 07:07 AM
Nice shots Moose! The black and white images capture the feel of the event as though they could have been taken 70 years ago. Also, the guy hunched over the fire looks a little like Radar from MASh.