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Firefight at the Fayre

 

After the wartime encounters at Lythan St Annes and Crich over the last two weeks, the action has spread further north and east to Sheffield where units of the Allied and German forces came to blows over a fuel dump in the park. The British 6th Airbourne were marking out the drop zone for re-inforcements when they were suprised by a German patrol, using the orange smoke used for marking the zone the British troops were able to escape in their jeep.

 

The German army then brought up re-inforcements, together with an SdKfz251 Aus C halftrack, to provide further protection.

 

Halftrack

 

But after a fierce firefight the German troops failed in their task and the fuel dump was blown up.

 

Fuel Dump

 

And a good day out for all at the Sheffield Heritage Fayre on the Bank Holiday Monday. The Northerm WW2 Association put on their usual good show full of explosions nad action for the crowds.

Firefight at the Fayre

 

After the wartime encounters at Lythan St Annes and Crich over the last two weeks, the action has spread further north and east to Sheffield where units of the Allied and German forces came to blows over a fuel dump in the park. The British 6th Airbourne were marking out the drop zone for re-inforcements when they were suprised by a German patrol, using the orange smoke used for marking the zone the British troops were able to escape in their jeep.

 

The German army then brought up re-inforcements, together with an SdKfz251 Aus C halftrack, to provide further protection.

 

Halftrack

 

But after a fierce firefight the German troops failed in their task and the fuel dump was blown up.

 

Fuel Dump

 

And a good day out for all at the Sheffield Heritage Fayre on the Bank Holiday Monday. The Northerm WW2 Association put on their usual good show full of explosions nad action for the crowds.

comments (8)

Awesome shot. The orange frames the green nicely.

Now this it what you call a reenactment!
Les Auld: It is indeed John, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2010, 06:36
The perfect bank holiday activity Les - blowing each other up!
Les Auld: I just wish I could have put my own personal explosions on the people who kept wandering in front of my lens. Thanks for the comment Chris.
It is certainly a spectacular show Les and you have captured it very well
Les Auld: The Goriegn Field event company does do these in style, with explosions and pnety of noise. Thanks for the comment Bill.
did not know it had kicked off again, haha, great images Les
Les Auld: It has been gou=ing on all year Derek, thanks for the comment.
Crikey! I`m glad they are heading North! Great images again. (:o)
Les Auld: The paratroops took a week to gain a few miles north to Barnsley, but more of that anon. Thanks for the comment Rosalyn.
This is the picture I particularly liked on your Flickr set Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, it does have a certain effect.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2010, 22:17
These are absolutely superb pictures Les.

It looks as if it was a fantastic day out.
Les Auld: It was pretty good Ellie, wandering around the encampments and standing at the side of the arena for several hours, but it diod result in some interesting pictures. Thanks for the ocmment.
Spectacular shots Les
Les Auld: Thanks Nigel, appreciate the comment.

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