News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Features

March 1, 2012

Indy’s Fort Harrison State Park to host World War II reenactment

INDIANAPOLIS — The Museum of 20th Century Warfare and the staff at Fort Harrison State Park will host an Eastern Front Reenactment at 2 p.m. Saturday at the park. The Tactical will demonstrate military methods used by both German and Soviet forces that fought against each other during World War II from 1941-45. An Eastern Front military exhibit will be on display at the Museum of 20th Century Warfare on Saturday and Sunday.

The Battle of the Eastern Front, known as “Operation Barbarossa” by the German Army, started on June 22, 1941. The German armies launched a massive offensive through the Soviet Union, sending almost 3 million men, tanks and warplanes across the Soviet border. The “Great Patriotic War” lasted until Germany’s surrender to the Allies in May, 1945.

The reenactment will highlight vintage World War II German and Soviet weapons and uniforms. The reenactment is the last part of the Battle of the Bulge Exhibit. The event will be outside regardless of the weather, just as the real battles were fought 70 years ago.

The participants are unpaid hobbyists who have joined reenacting units to get first-hand knowledge of what World War II veterans experienced in the field. The reenactors dress in authentic and/or reproduction uniforms that they have researched and acquired. They use World War II era equipment and weapons to drill, exercise and simulate combat situations.

There is no cost to attend the program, but the normal vehicle gate fee applies. Fort Harrison State Park is at 59th and Post Road in greater Indianapolis. The Museum of 20th Century Warfare is in Building 711 within Fort Harrison State Park and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays during the winter months. There is no cost to visit the museum. For more information, contact the visitor’s center at (317) 591-0122.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Features
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Raw: MH17 Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports 98-Year-Old Woman Left in Parked Truck Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Raw: Rescue Workers at Taiwan Plane Crash Site
NDN Video
LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB'
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity