History Events for WWII Buffs
you missed the WWII Reenactment Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania,
this Spring, there are still plenty of opportunities to
enjoy living history in the great outdoors all across the
Project Liberty Ship
Liberty Ship offers historic cruises along the East Coast
throughout the summer and fall. The non-profit organization
is dedicated to the preservation of the Liberty Ship S.S.
JOHN W BROWN as a living memorial to the men and women
who built the great Liberty Fleet and to the merchant
seamen and Naval Armed Guard who sailed the ships across
all oceans of the world. These voyages into history feature
tours of the ship, dancing to 1940s music of a live big
band, a flyby of WW II vintage aircraft, and more. Visit
for this year's seafaring schedule.
August brings three chances to play soldier at reenactment
events throughout the U.S. From August 3-4, visit the Fleming
Field in South St. Paul, Minnesota, for the CAF Airshow.
The 117th IR, 30th Inf. Div., HRS and other Minnesota reenactors
will be setting up a Living History Display for both days,
and Saturday night features a huge Hangar Dance with a live
big band. Allied (American, British Commonwealth, and Soviet)
Impressions preferred-Axis Impressions by prearrangement
only! For more information, check the 117th's Web page at
that month, there will be an early war South Pacific battle
event at Camp White Eagle in Leaf River, Illinois, 25
miles South of Rockford, August 23-24. Visitors must be
a member of a WWII Reenactment Society and are asked to
bring camping equipment, tent and meals. The cost ranges
from $30-$45, depending on the length of stay. Email WWIICorpofOps@aol.com
August 24-27, there will be a 29-hour town battle representing
Italy in 1944, sponsored by The World War 2 Living History
Regiment. The battle fee includes two meals, and there
will be some light armor on both sides. For full details,
drop a line to TheRgt@hotmail.com.
for an overseas adventure? History Express offers The
Ultimate World War II Tour from June 23-July 6, a 14-day
voyage that takes visitors through Germany, Poland and
Austria, covering the history of these countries under
the Third Reich. Travelers will visit Poland's major cultural
sights, as well as sites in Germany and Austria marked
by Hitler's dictatorship. This in-depth tour is led by
knowledgeable tour managers, historians and expert local
guides, who present the inside story of Germany's invasion
of Poland and its tragic struggle throughout WWII.
travel on authentic 1930s and 1940s trains built and used
during the 3rd Reich from Danzig to Krakow, Vienna and Salzburg.
First class railway cars, a dining car serving refreshments,
lectures in the meeting car and musical entertainment on
board are all part of the vintage train service. First class
coaches await at each destination to provide transfers to
first class hotels and sightseeing programs. For full details,
Finally, for those who want to plan ahead, Reenactor.net
offers loads of WWII event listings on their site at www.reenactor.net/main_htmls/dyn_cal.html.