As promised in my earlier post, here are some 'in action' photos taken at this event. Photo credits as per the first post.
Me manning the '42, in conversation with one of the soldats soldiers. Martin is in the centre, chatting to 'our' Feldgendarme (the owner of the MG42).
A thing of beauty. The MG42 that is!
MG gunner's eye view of the field of fire.
British troops moving up a very Italianate zig-zag path on the opposite side of the quarry.
Martin was our designated communication operative. We memorised three German messages: "Hilfe, hilfe!" [Help, help!]; "Der Schwere Panzer Abteillung, schnell!" [The heavy tank battalion - quickly!] and "Al ist kaput!" [All is, er, kaput!].
Later in the day - relaxing while the Brits attack another position.
A more authentically 1944 version of the same scene.
They were the enemy but they looked pretty good! The Military Policemen were particularly striking.
|The assembled multitudes in front of the German command post after the end of the game.|
A nice touch was the souvenir mug presented to every player at the end of the day.