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The GI


Moving forward about 180 Years from the American Civil War and the American Soldiers are over here for World War II. Is he standing on the platform in 1944 waiting for the train that will take him eventually to the beaches  of Normandy. Or does he just want to get home in 2009 and put his feet up with a cup of tea?

Last weekend saw the WWII Home Front 1940s weekend at the Embsay and Botlon Abbey Railway in the Yorkshire Dales. Re-enactors from all over came and played their part, standing, posing and strutting about whilst the trains ran up and down the line transporting them back in time.

And a good time was had by all, Re-enactors, Photographers, the general public and the Railway volounteers.

The GI


Moving forward about 180 Years from the American Civil War and the American Soldiers are over here for World War II. Is he standing on the platform in 1944 waiting for the train that will take him eventually to the beaches  of Normandy. Or does he just want to get home in 2009 and put his feet up with a cup of tea?

Last weekend saw the WWII Home Front 1940s weekend at the Embsay and Botlon Abbey Railway in the Yorkshire Dales. Re-enactors from all over came and played their part, standing, posing and strutting about whilst the trains ran up and down the line transporting them back in time.

And a good time was had by all, Re-enactors, Photographers, the general public and the Railway volounteers.

comments (10)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Sep 2009, 01:42
What is it about reenacting, Les? We do a lot of it here, too...especially on our famous Civil War fields. I really like the DOF here, with that green train in the background.
Les Auld: It is quite a popular pastime Ginnie, I managed three events in eight days. Thanks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Sep 2009, 05:59
If he is American Les he will be after a cup of coffee smile
Les Auld: He's been acclimatised Zed, thanks for the comment.
He sure looks the part tongue Lovely composition.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Sep 2009, 08:54
Nice picture Les: maaybe I should try photographing this sort of thing one day
Les Auld: It makes a change from buildings and ships Chris, thanks for the comemnt
He really looks the part.
Les Auld: Hr does indeed Ian, thanks for the comment.
He looks a bit like Robert Ryan! Excellent portrait Les
Les Auld: Maybe, in the Battle of the Bulge perhaps. Thanks for the comment Bill.
Excellent Les. last week on our Yorkshire weekend the coach drove past the turning for this place. What a shame we weren't able to stop.
Les Auld: You would have enjoyed I think Brian, thanks for the comment.
The uniform looks a little tattered now..after all those years..but the effect is there. Good one Les.
Les Auld: Probably been wearing it from 1944, thanks for the comment Ron.
Cracking shot. Great detail.Cheers, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks David, appreciate the comment.
Excellent details!
Les Auld: Thanks Paul, appreciate the comment.

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