Sunday, 31 July 2011

Chalk Takes Part in Market Garden DVD

Some time ago I contacted Battlefield History Television after seeing that they were intending to make a series of documentary DVD's dealing with Operation Market Garden. I offered our services (and VERA's) as a living history group specialising in British Airborne troops circa 1944. We eventually agreed that the War & Peace Show would be an excellent location for the filming to be done, and also this way we would be able to involve some of the other British Airborne living history groups who were attending; Just Ordinary Men, Battle for Europe and of course VERA. The DVD should be launched in the new year 2012 by Pen and Sword so make sure you look out for it. Below is an example of the cover that BHTV have prepared. Cheers Matt.

Chalk's War and Peace Show Photographs...

Well, the weather was poor on Wednesday and Thursday but the sun shone down on us for Friday, Saturday and Sunday!! Crowd numbers through the wooded area where we, and all the other British airborne groups (Just Ordinary Men, Battle for Europe and VERA) were located were excellent, far better than last year and to top it all off we won FIRST PLACE in the Best Small Display group!! Chalk joined forces with the aforementioned groups, especially VERA who portrayed a Border Regiment Vickers MG crew whilst Chalk portrayed Glider Pilots. As usual, as I was the only photographer in our midst then we only have a few pics to show for it but hopefully some of the professional photographers who were milling around should have some to offer? I'll keep an eye out and try to show them here if they come up. Our thanks must also go to Richard Carson who joined in with us for the week as a third Glider Pilot. Cheers Matt.

PS. thanks to Stuart Gould Photography for the colour pic of yours truly shown at the bottom of this post. Matt

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

CHALK Prepare For War & Peace 2011

Once again, Chalk members will be making the annual pilgrimage to the War and Peace Show. We'll be teaming up with fellow Airborne living history groups; Just Ordinary Men and VERA amongst others to portray the Oosterbeek perimeter as it would've been in September 1944. If you're visiting the show, then you'll find us down in the bottom corner, in the woods by the arena entrance/exit. Last year was so good that this year certainly has something to beat so fingers crossed for the good weather!