Roving Orkney News reporter, Nick Morrison, attended the Re-enactment Festival at Brückenkopf-Park Jülich Germany.
The Mai Re-enactment Festival at Brückenkopf (means bridgehead) is an annual event with a very wide range of historical periods being represented , even Romans on some years.
It also covers the crafts of these periods.
The Napoleonic Field Piece for example was alongside a wheelwright’s field workshop.
Napoleonic era Field Piece and Limber complete with all its tools, rammer, swab, worm and slow match applicator/close quarters defence weapon.
Cooking was taking place using period equipment for example.
Your reporter was staggered to find the number of Scottish Clan Societies present The MacKinnon being but one of about half a dozen.
Vikings, Tartars and Pirates were also present this year.
Caliber machine gun as fitted to US WW2 aircraft.US Airforce Field HQ.British WW2 weapons:- Bren Gun, Sten Gun, Lee Enfield Rifles and a Webley Pistol.. British Field equipment.