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.


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.

This Is My Blog - 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.

Shelley 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