Saturday, May 21, 2016

A Bivouac

The Tulip Festival rose up out of the aftermath of the Second World War, and so it is a bit fitting to have a nod towards that. At Lansdowne, outside the Aberdeen Pavilion, the first weekend had an encampment of World War Two era vehicles, artillery, and tents, along with re-enactors in period uniform, both men and women. They made for a rather good photo opportunity.

28 comments:

  1. Hey William. That's pretty neat how it came about.

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  2. Good to see they keep some of the stuff in running order

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  3. They do still have a lot of the old stuff.

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  4. Excellent series of shots William.. I have a fascination for that period of time, for some unknown reason I'm drawn to it! The guy in the last shot is giving you a bit of a look :)

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  5. Bivouac
    So glad to be reminded of that word and how to spell it!

    Janis
    GDP

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  6. There was certainly a lot to see here!

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  7. I remember much of that and many of those vehicles from my younger years even though I was a bit too young to be called up for WWII. I did enter the Navy just 9 years after the end of the war and many of my fellow sailors served in WWII.

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  8. These reenactments remind me of what the army was like.I was a child during WW II and remember some things.

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  9. Interesting and bravo!
    Love the ladies in uniform.
    MB

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  10. Fascinating and cool! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  11. A very interesting day and good opportunity for taking photos.

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  12. @Whisk: I liked it.

    @Bill: it is good.

    @Marianne: and it lasts longer than what's built today.

    @Grace: I got a laugh when I saw the pic- when I was photographing, I didn't notice him looking right at me, but it really makes the shot.

    @Janis: it's not a commonly used word!

    @Sharon: there was a lot.

    @Lowell: I find this kind of history fascinating.

    @Red: times have changed.

    @MB: the ladies did stand out.

    @Linda: you're welcome.

    @Nancy: it was, yes.

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  13. Very interesting exhibits and great photos!

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  14. We have similar re-enactments here and they are always great for photos and atmosphere.

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  15. I would have enjoyed this, thanks for sharing.

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  16. That must have been interesting!

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  17. These reenactments are always such great photo opportunities...

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  18. the last shot makes me smile. love the uniforms. ( :

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  19. I read about this in an old travel magazine I have. At least I think it is the same place. Wonderful!

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  20. I am going to catch up tomorrow! Too mich wine tonight!

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  21. Very nice photos William!
    I really like the last one. Having been in the military myself, it is the most realistic.

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  22. Great to see some good conserved material of the Second World War. In the Netherlands we have club called "Keep them Rolling" that keeps this material in good order.

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  23. Oh I wish I were there! I'd love to see the WWII exhibits as well as the tulips!

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  24. @Tamago: thank you!

    @Jenny: they certainly are.

    @Jackie: you're welcome.

    @RedPat: it was.

    @Geoff: they really are.

    @Beth: I got a grin out of it too.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Mari: indeed.

    @Jennifer: ah ha!

    @Cloudia: quite so.

    @Pat: it could have come out of the past, seeing that last shot.

    @Jan: that's a good concept.

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Cheryl: I love it too.

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  25. That's really cool. I'm doing some research on my late father-in-law's service record for hubby. He died, sadly, in 1951.

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