Friday, 15 December 2017

Wartime re-enactment is winner for estate

MAPLEDURHAM echoed to the sound of battle as it hosted a Second World War re-enactment display.

More than 2,000 visitors attended the event, which took place in the grounds of Mapledurham House on Saturday and Sunday.

The attractions included a submersible tank which drove up and down the Thames and a Forties jive hall with dance demonstrations.

A wartime police office and prison cell was set up on “Letsby Avenue” with pictures of wanted fugitives such as bootleggers and counterfeiters.

Dozens of replica war vehicles were on display, including tanks, machine-gun trucks and the iconic German motorbike and sidecar. Actors portraying historical figures including Winston Churchill, President Dwight D Eisenhower and General George Patton oversaw the military operations.

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