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Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:04 am
by YLG80
Here are a few pictures of that very nice and realistic reenactement of yesterday in Malèves-Sainte-Marie (2nd Armored Division U.S.)
Reenactment groups from different countries were present ; USA, Belgium, Poland, Czech, Holland, Germany and likely others.
Yves
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There was an exhibition at 3PM (first attack in the camp)and another one (second attack in a nearby field)
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Re: Reenactment : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:07 am
by YLG80
A beautiful Ward Lafrance !
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Re: Reenactment : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:09 am
by YLG80
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Re: Reenactment : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:17 am
by YLG80
An US group was coming from Carentan (Normandy) going to Berlin :)!
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One halftrack had an engine problem...
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They have found a new head gasket in Gerpinnes to resolve the issue.
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This sympathetic US reenactor looks like a Hollywood star!
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Re: Reenactment : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:21 am
by YLG80
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The second attack at dusk with the Germans hidden in the forest and the US in the fields...
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Re: Reenactment : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:23 am
by YLG80
Reenactement with the use of lots of blank ammunition's and pyrotechnics.
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Congratulations to the Musée du Souvenir of Malèves and the BVMT for that organization!

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:00 pm
by Hammerhead
Wow! Thanks for posting the pictures! The large number of Vehicles, the attention to detail of the reenactors and Vehicles was incredible!

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:33 am
by MP45
Great post, thanks for the pictures. Looks like an awesome event.

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:53 pm
by Lee Bishop
Wow, impressive! :D
Were they using blank-firing weapons? Just curious.

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:31 pm
by frenchman
hello
what a great rendez vous now we know were all the surplus is
frenchman

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:16 pm
by YLG80
Lee Bishop wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:53 pm
Wow, impressive! :D
Were they using blank-firing weapons? Just curious.
Yes with a lot of blank ammos and remote controlled pyrotechnics to simulate the artillery or mortar shells against the German group hidden in the forest along the field.

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:53 pm
by Fernmelder
Photo angles were nice as well.
With the exception of one construction crane in the far background, no where does one see high tension power lines, electric windmills, or the occasional contemporary subcompact car amongst the group. Protective canvas prevalent too, as the all present possibility of rain is there. Did see a red T shirt somewhere however.

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:01 am
by YLG80
Good catch ! Yes the red T shirt was in an M20.
Too bad, that was just by the end of the second reenactment, at night :)!
Here are much better photos taken by my friend with a professional camera
If republished please mention his name to be found on the flicker first page.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/110407586@N05/gYzKY3
Yves

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:46 am
by Mr_Flibble
Except for the rain and cold night our stay at Malèves was a pretty nice one.
I loved the little museum there. "Musee du Souveniers '40-'45' "

As one of the Signal Photo Company photographers following the September Odyssey trip, organized by 2nd Armored in Europe, from Rumes to Hasselt for the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Belgium, I haven't gotten round to processing any of my film yet. But some digital material from the area around Rumes is up on my site already, more to come:

September Odyssey 2019

Re: Reenacting : Belgium Liberation - Malèves-Ste-Marie - 4-5 Sept 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:34 am
by YLG80
Many beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
Yves