Beltring War & Peace Show 2006 - 2012

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by Paul Reed, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    I shall be there on Saturday
     
  2. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    had an excellent day today despite a couple of short showers. I'll try to post up some of the pics when I'm back in a week or so.
     
  3. Mullet94

    Mullet94 Senior Member

    Had a fantastic time on Saturday except for a nice dose of sun burn! Couldn't believe how big it is there, only managed to see about half of the living history exhibits, it's amazing the effort the reenactors go to. Managed to resist the temptation of buying myself a Bren Gun was going to console myself and buy a book from After the Battle but couldn't find their stall anywhere, must have been with all the ATB bags I saw.

    Will post some pics in the next day or two.
     
  4. Gibbo

    Gibbo Senior Member

    I assume that the re-enactors in post 8, posted by Paul on the first page of this thread, are the re-enactors of the Croatian Army in the Yugoslavian Civil War of the 1990s who've been at previous shows. I don't think that they had the vehicle before, though.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    They are indeed the Croat chaps Martin, I seem to recall they had the vehicle last year (?) but in rather more restrained plumage; it's certainly been around the show scene before. (It's a Czech Praga V3S based platform for those twin 30mm AA cannons, technically designated as the M53/59 AA. Big old thing in the flesh.)

    Having only just sloughed off the dust, mud and fumes of five days shambling around Beltring I can confirm another good show. Maybe not quite as many actual tanks as usual but certainly plenty of interesting 'New to the scene' vehicles - to the extent I found it hard to choose a favourite this year between a newly restored 88 & fully kitted semi-track, the D-Day 'Bulldozer', First war truck, or C8 tractor.

    Still a mad place... and it's funny what you find lying around in a mate's tent :D :
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    Silly men and their toys eh... I'm only jealous.
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    'Drinking Wine and Eating Cheese and catching the rays man' springs to mind looking at that shot :lol:
     
  7. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    'Ain't she sweet...'
     

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  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    It's a funny old place.
    At least 3 days to do it properly I reckon.
    One for the vehicle fields, one for the arena, and one for the shops.

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    Some Moody British Iron:
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    Very nice rag-top Humber:
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    Heidi:
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    The odd world of Beltring shopping:
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    Perfect 88 & fully kitted tractor:

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    Sniping:

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    More shopping - Sexton up for c.£80k:

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    Quite a surprise, beautiful WW1 1916 Pierce-Arrow

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    How to turn a WW2 truck into a camper van:
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  9. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Great pics Adam.
     
  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    That 'Sniping' pic could pass for real.....How much was the Sexton being flogged for?
     
  11. Mullet94

    Mullet94 Senior Member

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    Two WWII veterans take a ride in a self propelled gun:
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    Will post a few more tomorrow.
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    possibly my 'Best in Show' - C8/P tractor:
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    C15:
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    Kubels:
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    Tatra Kubel:
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    Visiting from Oz for a film shoot:
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    Bedford:
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    Intriguing trailer - WW2 or just marked as such?
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    Rare jeeps:
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    I still want one. D7:
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    Gama Goat doing it's thing (though perhaps 'it's thing' was more breaking down?) :
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    Thunderbird 2 present again this year (GAZ 537? can't remember), apparently the Russian means 'International Rescue', whenever you see it move you can tell what they're getting at:
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  13. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    Fantastic pics keep them coming any more of the panther?

    Lee
     
  14. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    The odd world of Beltring shopping:
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    Missed that, the boy slug would have tried haggling for it. Did see a miniature Jeep though.
     
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Another contender for best in show for me was this D8-8R Caterpillar, proven a Normandy veteran with the 79th Armoured Division's 819 Dozer Squadron. It landed around Gold, near Arromanches, most likely on D+4:
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    And yet another shot of another Caterpillar that's always present:
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    'Bitsa' Sherman, consisting of very early components (direct vision slots, narrow mantlet etc.), hopefully we'll see it moving eventually... just the merest smidge of restoration required.
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    The Brazilian Stuarts again (as purchased by a member of this very forum), very nice to see two such early beasts trundling about, with luck we should see some convincing Desert Honeys knocked up from these:
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    Marking on the Stuarts, presumably some Brazilian unit? :
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    The best condition Beep I've ever seen. WC58 radio car released from French service in the 80s with not a dent or missing part apparent. Yours for c.£17.5k :
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    Canuck gear again:
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    Austin K5, the bloke wasn't around so we couldn't ask for any rumours about pistons :unsure: :
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    Shiny Chevy:
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    Both mighty, but different:
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    Saurer Gun Tractor from 1946:
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  16. AndyPants

    AndyPants Junior Member

    Fantastic photos guys.....im very jealous! must plan for next year!!
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Many thanks for the many first class photos supplied by those of you who went to Beltring.

    I feel that I may have aquired a reputation as being a "re-enactment basher" but this is not actually correct.

    I can well see the the attraction of this well known event and I've no doubt that were I to pay a visit some day that I would get a kick out of seeing vehicles that I actually handled so many years ago.

    Just one minor concern and that's the one I always feel on seeing sights from the event.

    I've show below one of Paul's excellent photos to demonstrate my point.

    Why, I wonder, did these three chaps chose to re-enact these particular German servicemen ?

    Sorry chaps....... it's just me, still expecting an answer.

    Ron
     

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  18. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Ron,

    I guess it's a little bit like when you were a kid and you'd play role play games with your mates. Nobody wanted to be the baddie, It was always better to be the hero, but one of you had to do it otherwise it would've been no fun.

    I guess re-enactment is a similar thing. Personally I'd rather be a royal marine commando or a US paratrooper than a German soldier, especially when the cost of the uniforms is no doubt expensive.

    On a flip side, I guess it also has to do with an individuals personal interest.

    For example, I have a friend who is fascinated with the SS. Not because he is a savage brute, but he finds what they stood for interesting. He doesn't even know why, he just does. I'm sure if he chose to be a re-enactor, there's no doubt he would probably dress as an SS soldier. Each to their own mate.
     
  19. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Many thanks for the many first class photos supplied by those of you who went to Beltring.

    I feel that I may have aquired a reputation as being a "re-enactment basher" but this is not actually correct.

    I can well see the the attraction of this well known event and I've no doubt that were I to pay a visit some day that I would get a kick out of seeing vehicles that I actually handled so many years ago.

    Just one minor concern and that's the one I always feel on seeing sights from the event.

    I've show below one of Paul's excellent photos to demonstrate my point.

    Why, I wonder, did these three chaps chose to re-enact these particular German servicemen ?

    Sorry chaps....... it's just me, still expecting an answer.

    Ron


    Ron,
    I dont really know, I think its a bit strange too. I wouldnt do it. I guess it happened, its part of history and I dont think being squeamish about it changes anything.

    I wouldnt do it mind.

    Kev
     
  20. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    Why, I wonder, did these three chaps chose to re-enact these particular German servicemen ?

    Sorry chaps....... it's just me, still expecting an answer.


    I've honestly no idea sir. Over the years I've spoken to a fair few of the SBG and despite their choice they are nice blokes, and they had no reservations talking to me this year as I wore an IDF T-shirt.
     

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