BATTLING IT OUT
It’s going to be explosive: the annual show which brings battle through the ages to the county comes to Kent this weekend. Angela Cole previews the Military Odyssey
It’s the show of all shows – Military Odyssey is back this bank holiday weekend and it’s packing a punch.
Now in its 17th year, the military show covers a vast period of history from around the world, and features more than 4,000 re-enactors and living history enthusiasts.
One of the world’s largest multi-period reenactment shows, thousands flock to the showground every year to watch battle commence through the centuries.
There will be living history groups from the Romans and Vikings, medieval and Napoleonic times, the American Civil War, the Wild West and both world wars right up to the present day. The 200-acre site will have two separate arenas as well as a main battlefield, where groups will square up to each other throughout the three-day weekend.
There will also be food stalls, a beer tent and beer hall and indoor seating area.
Adrian Inman in First World War German infantry uniform M2766985
It’s hungry work at Military Odyssey at the Kentshow Ground, Detling
Soldiers from throughout history will be in Detling
Soldier from the Imperial Japanese Army in World War Two