Revolutionary War reenactment scheduled for Putnam Park in Redding newstimes.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Candidate defends Nazi-garb reenactments criticism The Washington Post Take a look at an interesting article we found.
World War 2 reenactors theworldatwar.info Take a look at an interesting article we found.
November 04, 2010
A topic that's been in the news lately.
Seems that Congressional nominee Rich Iott, who was just defeated in Ohio, is a military history and re-enactment buff.
Iott, for years, donned a German Waffen SS uniform and participated in Nazi re-enactments fighting for the elite 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking.
He was on the losing side again.
In all fairness, Iott has served in the army, his re-enactment groups bar swastikas, and claimed his interest in Nazi Germany was strictly historical and doesn't subscribe to the tenets of Nazism.
Living history is dedicated to the preservation of historical knowledge and understanding by making history come to life.
Museums have been getting in on the act for a while with special types of open-air settings where people in costumes portray period life in an earlier era.
Re-enactment has a long history.
The Romans staged famous battles in their amphitheaters as a form of public spectacle.
The Eglinton Tournament of 1839 was big in Britain and kept medieval jousting alive in rousing fashion.
Boys will be boys.
Today it’s serious business.
The Civil War is still being fought.
There is infighting between two fighting factions.
In order to grasp the conflict, you have to know the word, "farby," which stems supposedly from "Far be it from me to tell you that you're a total disgrace to your less than authentic uniform."
Farbs don't wear the right clothes, wear non-period prescription eyeglasses, boxers probably underneath, and don't live, eat and breathe the period they're portraying.
Hard-core re-enactors, (many who haven't served in the military themselves) believe in total immersion, with only historically accurate uniforms, costing more than $500, sewn by hand from cotton, wool and leather and, of course, no zippers.
These method historians will eat only foods of the period, such as hardtack and sorghum, talk in lingo of the day, can rattle off obscure facts about The Battle of Bull Run and wouldn't think of wearing those modern prescription eyeglasses.
Which can create problems.
But both farbs and hard-core performers use black powder, so if you're attending a re-enactment, stand back and wear dark clothing.
Learning from history?
Or glorifying it?
Take your best shots.
The Edge of the American West west.wordpress Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Lizzie Borden Reenactment, Two Ticket Limit lizzieandrewborden.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Living History: Reenactment olive-drab.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
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