Great War Living History Committee shares arms demo video as commemoration
An interpreter during the First World War arms demonstration video. For more Remembrance Day coverage, see pages B2-B4, and online at www.thepacket.ca. Next week’s edition of The Packet will have photos and coverage of Remembrance Day ceremonies in the region.
ELLISTON, NL — This Saturday is Remembrance Day, a time to honour veterans both past and present.
For the Great War Living
History Committee of Elliston, honouring veterans is nothing new, but now the group’s interpreters have included some of their work in an online video for others to watch.
Filmed during the summer, the interpreters put together the
video at a replica trench at the local firing range. The video shows re-enactment of soldiers in Royal Newfoundland Regiment uniforms and one German uniform using various arms prevalent during the First World War in 1917.
The committee is made up of
volunteers, including substitute teacher Neal Tucker, Memorial student Daniel Tucker, municipal enforcement officer Jason Pike, and EMT Ron Warren.
Usually the group goes to various events in the region to explain and educate about the
history of the First World War and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. However, the plan to film a video seemed a good way to showcase some of the group’s firearms.