Re-Enactors Prepare For The Battle Of Hastings For 950th Anniversary

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Tim Benfield of the st Centingas historic re-enactment group poses for portraits in his home while wearing his replica armour on October 11, 2016 in Canterbury, England. This weekend marks the 950th anniversary of 1066, the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest, and many historical groups will be participating in a large-scale re-enactment on the site of the original battle. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Continue reading »

U-118, a World War One Submarine Washed Ashore on the Beach at Hastings, England

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When the people of the town of Hastings awoke one morning to see one of the Kaiser’s U-boats on their beach, it caused some shock. Thousands of visitors flocked to see the beached submarine. The Admiralty allowed the town clerk to charge a fee for people to climb on the deck. Two members of the coastguard were tasked with showing important visitors around inside the submarine. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Military Kits Through The Ages: From The Battle Of Hastings To Helmand

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Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging. Continue reading »