When is it Too Old

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    edstorey
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    When is it Too Old

    Post by edstorey on Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:38 am

    There comes a point when you are just too old to 're-enact'.   Sadly many 're-enactors' do not realize that they have reached that point.

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    Tankermike
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    Re: When is it Too Old

    Post by Tankermike on Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:17 am

    Whats your point? The two fellows look fine to me, if they want to re-enact while retired, so be it. Would you rather see them in a rocking chair?

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    They are Too Old

    Post by edstorey on Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:29 pm

    Plain and simple, my point is that these 're-enactors' are too old. They do not reflect the correct age nor look of military personnel from the WWI period. Like all old re-enactors, they need to take a good hard look at what they are doing and realize that they no longer accurately reflect what they think they are portraying and refine their 'presentation'. Even though their hearts may be in the right place, unfortunately 'dress-up' and 'playing Army' has overshadowed all historical accuracy.

    Crack open a book or google some period photographs of WWI soldiers and nurses and you will see what I mean.


    Cameraguy
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    Reenactors

    Post by Cameraguy on Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:27 pm

    We all have our opinions and here is mine.I'm with Tankermike. Their hearts are in the right place to keep history and it's memory alive. Good for them and I thank them for doing it.
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    48th
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    Re: When is it Too Old

    Post by 48th on Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:31 pm

    If re-enactors look to old to be in a movie or TV show but my personal belief is any form of remembrance is a good thing these days. If they enjoy doing it and it brings attention to remembering the soldiers of the great war I think it is a good thing.

    I just unfortunately don't see many 19 year olds out there that want to do it or have the money to kit them selves out, so I would rather see some one doing it than no one.

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