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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Collings Foundation Battle for the Air Field

I wanted to plug this event for all WWII enthusiast in New England. Its a great chance to see hardware in action and the reenactors are great about letting people get close, handle gear and see the vehicles and guns up close.

This is also a priceless opportunity to hear the stories of three World War II veterans, very few are left so take advantage.

I have no connection to the Collings foundation and I hope they will not mind that I have copied the information from their news letter below.

A great chance to see some "real" WWII Hardware in action.

The Collings Foundation Hosts:
Battle for the Airfield
WWII Reenactment and WWII Living History Weekend

October 6th and 7th

Picture this:
Allied Forces knew the exact coordinates of the German encampment. The night before an elite German force over took a small grass airstrip just a few hundred feet away. The Allied Forces had to gain control of this airfield so they could fly in much-needed supplies. - It was going to be a tough fight.

How will the battle end? Will the Allied troops be able to gain control of the airfield and further their advancement? You will have to be here to find out. The Collings Foundation will host a Living History event you will never forget. You will be able to see original equipment from WWII in action. Everything from the cooking utensils to M1 rifles is original. Hear incredible stories directly from WWII Veterans during the Veteran's Roundtable discussion.
The only event of this type - in the world. – Don’t miss it!
October 6th and 7th
Open Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Cost at entrance: $20 Adults / $10 Children
12 yrs. and younger.
(pre-purchase tickets no longer available)

This is a public event and reservations are not required.
Although, we do recommend that you RESERVE YOUR FLIGHTS in advance!
Parking at facility is limited. We recommend you show up one hour before reenactments.
Two reenactments per day: 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

WWII Veterans Roundtable Discussion 1:00 PM, both Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, please email info@collingsfoundation.org or call 978-562-9182.