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

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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

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