So there we were at June 7th... The long-awaited annual weekend of World War II. It was really June 3rd & 4th this year, but we call it June 7th because it Was one year. Other folks call it the Reading Airshow, and in the months previous, they ask, "Are you going to Reading?" Every reenactor knows what is meant by this question. However, only members of our family know what is meant by "It's almost June 7th!" Which by the way is said all year long, starting in the second week of June.
What do folks do at Reading? Everything that has anything to do with the War. There are period airplanes buzzing over constantly, period music playing, period people telling stories, period vehicles almost running you over, and period soldiers shooting period weapons. Here is a compilation of videos we took this year:
Flight Lieutenant Richard E. Boyd, D.F.C.
'Serce W Plecaku', by the Polish American Living History Association (palha.weebly.com/) and The Polish Reenactor Society of Hbg., Penna. (Just Say Yes to the P.R.S.)
The Liberation of Reading Convoy
'Serce W Plecaku' and 'Jeszcze Polska nie zginęła', by David Wisnia and the P.R.S.
The Beer Barrel Polka with WWII Veteran
B-17G Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady" of the Yankee Air Museum
'Serce W Plecaku' - All Lots Except Fairgrounds
Wenn Die Soldaten - 7th Kompanie Großdeutschland (grossdeutschland.com) with P.R.S.
Are you going to Reading next year? It's almost June 7th!