This page has the pictures that I took of the
various re-enactors I both saw and talked to, to say I was overwhelmed by it all
would be an understatement. And what impressed me the most was just how friendly
they were and only too happy to allow me to take the pictures, plus how
knowledgeable they were about their units and uniforms.
My sincere thanks go the following for
all of their help.
A special mention has to be made to the members of
the following groups -
American Pathfinders and the
Screaming Eagles, for allowing me to photograph them and for allowing me to
take up their time. And to the gentleman who's son is a member of one of the
groups, who supplied me with so much information and helped me immensely
throughout the day.
Division re-enactment group for all of their help. Also the
Royal Norfolk re-enactment group, for all
of the photographs of the British soldiers especially the gentleman dressed as a
British sniper. The
re-enactment group for the pictures of British soldiers and their jeeps. And to
Simon Tierney, the Commanding Officer of the
Far Setting Sun, Far East Living
History Group for his time and the photos.
And to the gentleman who was re-enacting his
father as he would have been when he served in the Far East.
pictures are not for commercial use, they are supplied for reference purposes
for making model figures.
The links to each section and the pictures are
all Thumbnail's please click on them
Weapons Various Photographs Mortar Pit
The Screaming Eagles and the All
American Pathfinders groups
These pictures are of the Screaming Eagles and the
All American Pathfinders, I took so many pictures that I lost track of who was
with each unit so I have placed them here as US airborne.
These pictures are of a US medical
re-enactment unit and a US MP
These pictures are of the 29th division
6th Airborne Re-Enactment group
(More pictures of this group are in the Vehicles section)
East Living History Group, portraying Column 44 (Essex), 3rd (CHINDIT) Indian
Contact Details - Simon Tierney
Commanding Officer, The Far Setting Sun
Far East Living History Group, Portraying Column 44 (Essex), 3rd (CHINDIT)
Indian Inf. Div.
Royal Norfolk Re-Enactment Group
WW2 Chindit Re-Enactment
I met this gentleman who was recreating how his
father looked when he served with the Chindits in WW2, he even had two mules
with him who he said keeps trying to eat his explosives that he has in in his
backpack, due to the smell of almonds that it gives off. I was very humbled to
have met him, as he was very knowledgeable and when I felt the weight of the
packs and equipment, I gained a better understanding and greater admiration of how these soldiers
fought in the Far East Jungles.
I have just received an e-mail about these
pictures, and I have been informed that
Bill and The Burma Mules won the prize for the
best 20th century diorama at Detling.
These are some pictures I took of a pit and the