Over the weekend of the 12th of June we prepared our camp and practised our drill. However there was plenty of opportunity to look round the village and meet old friends. The villagers were very friendly and there were lots of food and beer stalls with a couple of bars that were very hospitable.
First time I have seen horse and carts collecting wood.
Not to be outdone this group bring a wagon.
We wander around the camp meeting old friends and sharing beer.
Even smoking their cigars!!!!
When its time to go to bed.
We had plenty of opportunity to see around the village and here is the scene of intense fighting where many people died as the French tried to capture the farmhouse.
Now it was the focal point for the food and drink market where all the re enactors from many different countries came together to socialise. Here we sample the local beer.
Generally have a great time.
There was a great little museum with several military vehicles of the day.
Our unit would have had at least one of these.
Ambulance’s were in use on the French side.
No we can not take it home.
Plenty of time for a pipe
Or a glass of wine.
Or a beer
The local population also provided a wonderful light show using the side of the church which was also subject to severe fighting.
It was very spectacular.