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Battle of the Nations 1

By Sezz    
Taken on Saturday at the Battle of Waterloo re-enactment staged at Hunton Nr Maidstone. I had a great day despite the occasional heavy shower!

Battle of the Nations was fought at Leipzig (Saxony, Germany) on 1619 October 1813, between the Allied forces and the French army of Napoleon. The battle involved over 600,000 soldiers and resulted in the victory of the Coalition and its later invasion in France, which dethroned Napoleon in 1814.
The Napoleonic reenactment charity event commemorating the Battle of the Nations was founded in England in 2010, soon growing into an annual tradition. The event is held in Hunton village, located near the town of Maidstone, known as the Garden of England, in Kent. The aim of the event is to raise money for charity.

My thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are always very welcome!
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Photo journalism Military Soldiers Napoleon South east Living history Battle of the Nations Battle of Waterloo Kentscape

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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
30 May 2014 3:41PM
That's an excellent picture, Sarah!
Good detail and interest.
30 May 2014 4:06PM
The colours work very well here Sarah, and also the comp', and the detail is excellent.


P.S. I've just got back from the Dickens festival, it was really cold until I left to come home, then the Sun came outSad It's on Tomorrow and Sunday by the way.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
30 May 2014 4:09PM
Thanks Peter and John Smile
Thanks for the info John, yes typical re the weather - I may try and venture out there on Sunday!

Sarah x
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
30 May 2014 4:33PM
Great capture SarahSmile

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
30 May 2014 4:40PM
A very fine and colourful capture from this event Sarah Smile
Trev Smile
TyChee Plus
15 275 1 United States
30 May 2014 5:12PM
Excellent shot. Love the mode the sky creates.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
30 May 2014 9:04PM
Very sharp.
fazzer 11 54 7 United Kingdom
30 May 2014 10:05PM
Love the ominous sky , it suits the mood of the infantryman Wink....I admire the amazing attention to detail at these events . The inclusion of the beautiful old trees adds to the shot too
Jeremy SmileSmile
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
31 May 2014 12:14AM
Evocative.... Sarah.
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
31 May 2014 2:50PM
I think that the overcast weather / heavy shower with the dark clouds adds mood to the image and in a way helped enhance the colours of the uniform & cart.

Not sure this would have been quite so good on a bright sunny day.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
1 Jun 2014 9:47AM
Thanks to all for your time, votes & kind comments, always appreciated!

Sarah x
1 Jun 2014 10:31AM
Threatening sky and threatening times to come too Sarah, the war was just around the corner.


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