I volunteer at the Fox River Trolley Museum located outside of Chicago IL, and each year they host a WWII Living History Reenactment meant to simulate life in occupied France. There are a number of battles that take place with authentic WW2 era guns that are firing blanks. Unfortunately this years event was a little smaller than usual as there was another event (American Civil War Reenactment) happening at the same time. Nonetheless, I captured some good video footage and wanted to share some of it, with more to come.
Train Ride through Occupied France with gunfights between Allied and German soldiers. (Raw Footage)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2WaYkdBsO4
Interview with British Commando reenactor, discussing firearms and equipment.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gan6wPI4Kxs
Interview with American Combat Medic reenactorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO5YvRQJ9T4
M1 Garand clip extraction (PING sound!) and rifle grenade launcherhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFBHNZR7WHE