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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. 25, 2011 Vikings. Knights. Sailors. Soldiers. Hundreds of depicting armed forces the eighth century to modern will come together on 19 and 20 for Jamestown Settlement’s annual Through the Ages.”

Thirty-five based in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina will soldiers and military encounters the medieval period, Hundred War, War of the Roses, French and War, American Revolution, War of and American Civil War. representing World Wars I and II, War and the Soviet War in Afghanistan will visitors through the 20th with the Virginia Army Guard, which traces its to the early 17th century, the present.

Visitors will experience the and present in a unique chronological of military history in the course of one as re-enactors show how uniforms, and military tactics evolved the centuries, as well as aspects of communication and medical treatment. The also showcases a variety of vehicles and equipment, including the of a howitzer by the Virginia Army Guard. Visitors are encouraged to with re-enactors to learn how attired and armed themselves, as as how they were fed and housed in of war.


Among the units in 2011, the beginning of the American War’s 150th anniversary, are two units the “3rd U.S. Infantry” in 1861 and maritime “U.S.S. Aroostook” in 1862 and two units “Brooklyn Grays” at Lee, Va. in May 1861 and “Nancy Militia,” a band of female from Georgia in 1862. troops will demonstrate drills, uniforms and period The 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry invite visitors to take in hands-on company and bayonet as well as present interpretation of War medical treatment and civilian on the homefront.

Visitors can explore medieval of “Charlemagne’s Army,” “Orkneyingar “House DuChasse,” “La Compagnie,” “Lord Grey’s and 1500s German mercenaries Devil’s Nightmare Regiment.”

The Revolution will be portrayed by Virginia Regiment of the Continental and soldiers will be treated for wartime injuries at re-created and British field hospitals. The Regiment of Foot” will the British Infantry during the Anglo-Zulu War, including a of Zulu warriors.

The “11th Siberian Rifles” depict the Imperial Russian in 1915 and will feature a machine gun team in a Moscow Visitors can learn about the Dollies,” a Salvation Army war that aided World War I experience an American Expeditionary 1918 battalion aid station, and see the and drilling of the “West Cork Column” during the Irish War of

Aspects of World War II include the Army and the Navy Army Air Institute Canteen” in 1941; a emplacement by the “504th Parachute Regiment” during Operation paratrooper displays by the “Stray and “1st Canadian Parachute and the role of the Italian Army by the Alpini Reggimento.” The German in December 1944 will be by “Grenadier-Regiment 226,” featuring a Volkswagen Kublewagon scout motorcycle with sidecar and a anti-tank gun.

A noon artillery salute at the Settlement ships on Saturday, 19, marks the beginning of a children’s on the ships’ pier. Young will be lead through the colonial fort and campsites to present ribbons to each of the military units. A posting of colors will take at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20. The military parade will with an awards ceremony, in re-enactor units will awards on campsite, clothing and presentations, and field demonstrations.

armor and military accouterments of Virginia can be seen inside Settlement’s extensive galleries, films and interactive exhibits tell the story of America’s permanent English colony and of the Indian, European and African in 1600s Virginia. Families can hands-on activities, such as on reproductions of English helmets and in outdoor re-creations of a Powhatan 1610-14 English fort, and the ships that brought the to Virginia Susan Constant, and Discovery. A seasonal riverfront area explores European, and African economic activities with water.

Jamestown Settlement features a and gift shop, both 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The shop offers a comprehensive of books, artifact reproductions, and toys and games.

Jamestown is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round. Admission is $15.50 for and $7.25 for ages 6-12. under 6 are free. A value-priced ticket with the Yorktown Center, a museum of the American is $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for 6-12. The special event is in part by a grant from City County.

Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 daily year-round. Jamestown is located on State Route 31 the Colonial Parkway in James County, just southwest of For more information, call 593-4682 toll-free or (757) or visit www.historyisfun.org/military-through-the-ages.htm .

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