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101st Airbourne - The Screaming Eagles

 

The Mortar troops

 

For some reason airbourne troops of all sides seem to be very popular amongst re-enactors, the American 101st were in evidence during the European battle demonstartion at Lytham St Annes. They brought their 60mm mrtar to the event and used it with effect.

 

The badge of the unit is the American Eagle, so leading to the unit's nickname of Screaming Eagles.

 

US

 

 

More images from Saturday may be found on my Flickr site.

101st Airbourne - The Screaming Eagles

 

The Mortar troops

 

For some reason airbourne troops of all sides seem to be very popular amongst re-enactors, the American 101st were in evidence during the European battle demonstartion at Lytham St Annes. They brought their 60mm mrtar to the event and used it with effect.

 

The badge of the unit is the American Eagle, so leading to the unit's nickname of Screaming Eagles.

 

US

 

 

More images from Saturday may be found on my Flickr site.

comments (11)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Aug 2010, 05:44
All that kit is very impressive Les - and of course they still exist: I think I saw on TV they are about to be deployed to Afghanistan
Les Auld: Still one of the US's premier regiments Chris, thanks for the comment.
Fine set of portraits Les. These re-enactment folk take it very seriously
Les Auld: And they do enjoy it so Bill, thanks for the comment.
Airborne troops are heroes, or they have that mystique about them.
Les Auld: They certainly do Chad, and goes a long way to explaining their popularity. Thanks for the comment.
Great PP!!
Les Auld: Thanks Marion, Topaz to the fore as usual.
Another fine group of images Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, I do enjoy putting them together.
They really look the part, good processing Les smile
Les Auld: They always do Linda, thanks for the comment.
Lovely detail, and I really like the framing and processing. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, appreciate the comment.
Looks very authentic, Les. Excellent images!
Les Auld: They do go to great lengths for authenticity Beverley, thanks for the comment.
A fine set Les..A few of us will remember those times.
Les Auld: Only on film I'm afraid Ron, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 26 Aug 2010, 21:39
Superbly detailed pictures Les.
Les Auld: It was all there in the flesh Ellie, thanks for the comment.
Well presented Les
Les Auld: Thanks Pamela smile

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