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(Daily Mail)   When those sneaky Huns decide to go on the attack again, this one man will be ready for them   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 55
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2014-08-17 07:55:34 AM  
So now we have WWI re-enactors.  Fantastic.
 
2014-08-17 08:22:53 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
Sure, he does it and he's a historian. I do it, and somehow I'm a prepper.
 
2014-08-17 08:51:15 AM  
The enormous dugout has been painstakingly recreated by an ex-history teacher in the field behind his former house in Surrey,....

...The passionate historian said that he has spent two weeks cumulatively living in the trench as part of special overnight reenactments but said that his wife Janice, a secondary school history teacher, has more sense than to join.


Somehow I think those two little items are tied together.... "You want to do WHAT do my garden?"
 
2014-08-17 08:56:29 AM  
Goddamn mongorians!

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/oh, you meant the other "Huns"
 
2014-08-17 09:03:21 AM  

Ambivalence: So now we have WWI re-enactors

LARP-ers  Fantastic.

...and it's Uncle Toby.
 
2014-08-17 09:11:48 AM  
I'm building a Maginot Line around my house.
 
2014-08-17 09:12:25 AM  
Lt. George: After the war, you might come visit and we can re-live the good old days.

Cpt. Blackadder: What, dig a hole, half-fill it with water and stand in it while the gamekeeper shoots at us?
 
2014-08-17 09:13:07 AM  
Baldric?
 
2014-08-17 09:15:42 AM  

skinink: I'm building a Maginot Line around my house.


Pointless. The JWs just come in through your neighbor's yard and hop the fence.
 
2014-08-17 09:18:52 AM  
He's a loooooney.
 
2014-08-17 09:25:05 AM  
Give 'em the cold steel, I understand they do NOT like it up 'em!
 
2014-08-17 09:31:53 AM  
The mustard gas attack reenactments must be fun for the neighbors. I don't like ketchup on hot dogs either, but this is going too far!
 
2014-08-17 09:33:23 AM  
100 years on and the bored stiff/scared stiff ratio hasn't changed.
 
2014-08-17 09:34:47 AM  
Pretty sure this is a repeat.

Ambivalence: So now we have WWI re-enactors.  Fantastic.



We also have these guys:
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2014-08-17 09:36:06 AM  
Imagine playing paintball on a field with that though.. Glorious lol
 
2014-08-17 09:41:33 AM  

Bondith: Lt. George: After the war, you might come visit and we can re-live the good old days.

Cpt. Blackadder: What, dig a hole, half-fill it with water and stand in it while the gamekeeper shoots at us?


Came for Blackadder, leaving happy!
 
2014-08-17 09:44:15 AM  
[Hyacinth Bucket] I have always worried about daddy [/it's pronounced "bouquet"]
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-17 09:46:42 AM  
What kind of shoddy trench construction is that? If you try that in the United States OSHA will be all over you like a Ottoman machine gun on an Australian soldier.
 
2014-08-17 09:49:20 AM  
Sommeworld is actually happening?
 
2014-08-17 09:58:07 AM  
Is his last name Melchett?
 
2014-08-17 10:16:29 AM  

Ambivalence: So now we have WWI re-enactors.  Fantastic.


"Over the top!"

Blamblamblam.  Thud.

"So...same time next weekend?"
 
2014-08-17 10:20:52 AM  

ZAZ: What kind of shoddy trench construction is that? If you try that in the United States OSHA will be all over you like a Ottoman machine gun on an Australian soldier.


LOL So damn true
 
2014-08-17 10:21:32 AM  
did they have Corrugated sheet metal during WWI?
if not that isn't accurate, and I don't believe they did
all WWI trenches I've seen were reinforces by posts and planks
 
2014-08-17 10:26:20 AM  
If only there was a "Great Wall" that he could build around his property then he would not be in need of trenches .
 
2014-08-17 10:36:28 AM  

PunGent: Ambivalence: So now we have WWI re-enactors.  Fantastic.

"Over the top!"

Blamblamblam.  Thud.

"So...same time next weekend?"


Not WWI, but you'll get it at the punchline...

Duel at Blood Creek
 
2014-08-17 10:42:46 AM  
I call BS. The article says it shows "what life was really like," but there's no mention of knee-deep mud, bloated corpses, or legions of rats overrunning everything.
 
2014-08-17 10:45:14 AM  

Raoul Eaton: I call BS. The article says it shows "what life was really like," but there's no mention of knee-deep mud, bloated corpses, or legions of rats overrunning everything.



It's England. That part goes without saying.
 
2014-08-17 10:50:37 AM  

skinink: I'm building a Maginot Line around my house.


I'll take an Atlantic Wall, please.
 
2014-08-17 10:52:10 AM  

cynicalbastard: Give 'em the cold steel, I understand they do NOT like it up 'em!


"...if you give 'em a quick short, sharp, shock, they won't do it again. Dig it?
I mean he get off lightly, 'cause I would've given him a thrashing - I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really...I mean good manners don't cost nothing do they, eh?"
 
2014-08-17 10:54:47 AM  
Somme of these WWI reenactments are a little overdun.
 
2014-08-17 11:01:01 AM  

Ambivalence: So now we have WWI re-enactors.  Fantastic.


well the last of the EN-actors is dead now.  Everyone with a living memory of what it was really  like, has passed into history
 
2014-08-17 11:02:06 AM  

Johnny_Canuck: He's a loooooney.


Does he name all his pets "Eric"?
 
2014-08-17 11:31:11 AM  
Used to play in the real WWI trenches as a kid. There were small tree branches in patterns to hold back the earth, instead of sheet metal. This was on top of a hill, an observation post. With extensive black berry patches and sheep wandering through. Which brings up the worst re-enactment ever -- re-enact any war as a sheep.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-17 11:32:13 AM  

Trik: did they have Corrugated sheet metal during WWI?
if not that isn't accurate, and I don't believe they did
all WWI trenches I've seen were reinforces by posts and planks


yes they did although it was rarer than wood.

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For those mocking him Andrew Robertshaw is actually one of the pre eminent WW1 Historians especially from the British perspective. One of the best ways to understand the period you study is to try and recreate it. Even though they will always be an incomplete experience they answer questions and more importantly raise new ones.

He also spends a lot of his time with others excavating giving unknown soldiers a name and trying to find the bodies of those MIA.
 
2014-08-17 11:33:56 AM  

Trik: did they have Corrugated sheet metal during WWI?
if not that isn't accurate, and I don't believe they did
all WWI trenches I've seen were reinforces by posts and planks


Wikipedia, and plenty of online sources indicate it was invented in the 1820s and widely used by the 1840s.
 
2014-08-17 11:36:40 AM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: cynicalbastard: Give 'em the cold steel, I understand they do NOT like it up 'em!

"...if you give 'em a quick short, sharp, shock, they won't do it again. Dig it?
I mean he get off lightly, 'cause I would've given him a thrashing - I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really...I mean good manners don't cost nothing do they, eh?"


Hey..
 
2014-08-17 11:43:13 AM  
You can visit actual tranches in France, left as they were 100 years ago.
 
2014-08-17 11:57:00 AM  

Trik: did they have Corrugated sheet metal during WWI?
if not that isn't accurate, and I don't believe they did
all WWI trenches I've seen were reinforces by posts and planks


They had it. The trenches were built with what was available and on hand. If you go to the museum where some of the trenches still exist, some parts did have corrugated iron linings.
 
2014-08-17 11:59:51 AM  

Ambivalence: So now we have WWI re-enactors.  Fantastic.


Correct. WW1 and 2 re-enactments are fantastic. It is important for people to see and understand what war is really like.


If you can give people a sense of how vile, horrible, and inglorious war really is; we are less likely to push for war.
 
2014-08-17 12:00:31 PM  

dookdookdook: Goddamn mongorians!

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/oh, you meant the other "Huns"


I came here for this.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-08-17 12:10:36 PM  
Pretty damned impressive (and cool), but it needs more water, rats, and dead bodies.
 
2014-08-17 12:11:32 PM  
WWI reenactment is real big right now in Britain with the commemoration of the 100th anniversity, so reenactment  uniform makers like History Bunker are doing big business. I had Mark at History Bunker make me a uniform, basically a WWI American Army Officer uniform in chocolate brown, instead of khaki. It's my mounted uniform for my farm/imaginary cavalry fort/Area 51.5 up in New Hampshire. It looks friggin' awesome, very well made, with brown riding boots, brown Sam Browne belt, bright brass buttons and brown campaign hat. Why look good on a horse when you can look weapons grade awesome...

/don't care if people laugh
//high functioning sociopath
 
2014-08-17 12:19:37 PM  
And some bureaucrat orders him to fill it in because of health and safety in 3..2...
 
2014-08-17 12:38:46 PM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: Somme of these WWI reenactments are a little overdun.


Heh
 
2014-08-17 12:53:55 PM  
Yes he will be ready.
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2014-08-17 02:09:00 PM  
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2014-08-17 02:45:18 PM  

stuffy: And some bureaucrat orders him to fill it in because of health and safety in 3..2...


That will be 'Elf 'n' safety Nazis, and they will get round to him eventually.
 
mhd
2014-08-17 05:31:30 PM  
Soon this trench will be covered with German towels.
 
2014-08-17 05:32:49 PM  
This guy must have read the Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.
 
2014-08-17 05:54:37 PM  
One must also beware the Hottentots.

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