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A colleague invited me last year to watch a World War II battle reconstruction. I’ve heard of such events, but never imagined how this goes.

The event took place in Poland in a small city at the outskirts of Warsaw (see map).  The whole event lasted for a couple of hours. The battle reconstruction itself for one hour. The whole time a narrator described what was going on on the battlefield. You could see civilians fleeing the city, a fight between two enemy aircraft, followed by the cavalry and infantry attack on a village where the enemy forces took shelter in. The attack ended with a defeat.

Was a tremendous spectacle with original uniforms, machinery, guns, pyrotechnics. At a closer look it was however showing the cruelty of war.

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The participants were reconstruction societies from Poland, Germany and Lithuania.

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