Sunday, August 24, 2008

Old Bedford Village: The Battle


With the French troops arriving upon the field, the battle began in earnest.





With a crashing volley of small arms fire accompanied by the roar canons, the British troops returned a withering fire from the shelter of the redoubt.




Colonials assisting the British troops can be seen here manning the canon.



5 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

Salty..thank you for correcting my misquote about wood ducks.

Regarding this post. Great photos. I often wondered why lining up in a row facing each other and then shooting was ever a good idea. Or wearing the bright uniforms. Guess it had to do with bravery or something.

fishing guy said...

Salty: They sure used enough powder for you to see the "Troops in the Mist".

photowannabe said...

I guess the smoke could be a good thing or bad. I agree, lining up in a row with bright uniforms doesn't seem the best battle form.

Shellmo said...

I've always wanted to see a historical reenactment! (And shoot one of those guns!)

Wolf Lover Girl said...

I love the first picture. A bit of blast just before all the smoke provides cover

~ Wolf Lover Girl