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    Default War & Peace show 2010 - warning: serious modem burner

    I spent today at War & Peace, the largest military vehicle show in Europe, if not the world. The scale is overwhelming - there must be thousands of vehicles there, including some extremely rare survivors.

    There were hardly any watches for sale although I saw quite a few cockpit clocks. Prices were quite high too - I saw a Smiths 8 day clock mounted in a DH Moth propeller boss, identical to mine (both clock and prop) which was three times what I paid five or six years ago. I also noticed that many re-enactors had cheap modern watches - oh, apart from the Germans, some of whom wore entry level Sinns.

    I wore my 3AKA3 Vostok tanker to show solidarity with the T34s.

    The re-enactors seem to have been on a huge recruitment drive these past years - there were more people in uniform than not. There seems to be competition to build the best diorama.

    What particularly surprised me was the number of German uniforms present, far more than in previous years. Most of them seemed to be German too, apart from one group with Brummie accents?! The average age was interesting too - mostly in their 20s and 30s, so perhaps their attitude is more one of hero worship than shame or embarrassment?

    There also seemed to be far more German and Nazi memorabilia for sale too. Again, it was these "young" German re-enactors who were queuing up to buy it. Anyone in German uniform has been banned from leaving the showground after complaints from locals a few years ago, who objected to seeing Nazis out shopping.

    Anyway, I took some photos so you can make up your own minds. The rest are on my phone, which I used as a camera for the first time today so don't hold your breath whilst a flat-earther like me figures out how to download them...


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    Looks like this was big.It's fun to see some of those old military vehicles in working condition.When in SBU IX we were located in the bay area in Calif. well our CO had a good hart there is one of the last Liberty ships afloat the SS Jeremiah O'brien I think it the last ship around from D-day they are a museum in San Fransico they had some thing going for the anniversary of D-day they ask are unit for help we supplied A eight boat that's a landing craft we were to pick up some reenactor's with a WW2 jeep and do a landing at crissi field well as we were pickping up the jeep at crissi field port engine died that controlled all the hydraulics rudder lowing the gate some one put alligator clips on the port starter so the starter burnt up.Well here we are stuck on crissi field and what pulls us off the beach a WW2 Duck we had to go back to Mare Island on one engine one guy on the throttle for the one engine that worked see there is port and starboard engine and then behind the coxwain flat you remove a plate and put in a steel rod to steer it a real pain so it took two guys to drive the boat instead of one one guy steering one on the throttle.We got back to Mare Island replace the port starter and back to San Fransico to help out the SS Jeremiah O'brien.If any of you ever come to San Fransico you mite want to check it out.
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    Great pictures Jon... what an amazing day... where was it held...?

    I would like to go to that next year just to have a look around... love those tanks... very cool....
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