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Posted: September 02, 2006 10:40 am
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Posted: September 02, 2006 12:05 pm
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The Show turned out pretty good, here are some photos.
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Posted: September 02, 2006 12:57 pm
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very nice photos indeed, i was on the event too :D and after that i got to play with a mosin-nagant weapon and with one of the machine guns..... B)
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Posted: September 02, 2006 03:44 pm
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I was also there. I couldn't take photos of the actual fight (my camera battery decided to get dead just when the show started) :angry: .

I was surprised of how well organized was the event taking in account that is the first major reenactement held in Bucharest. What I can't undestand is the oppinion of some journalists (just looked at 6 o'clock news on a TV that I don't want to name). They totally ignored the sacrifice of those that fought in the Arges Battle, they completlly ignored the efforts that where involved in today's reenactement. Instead they preffered to emphasize the fact that "we made a mock of ourselves" by recreating a lost battle. They even tried to say that we'll get our revenge in tonight's football match.

This way of describing the actuall facs that happened today in Mogosoaia's fort makes me sick. I was expecting a totally opposite reaction, especially from the media. If they made such bad comments about the event, why they bothered so much to take so many shots and why they didn't retreat away from the fence (those that where there know what I'm talking about) and leave the field open for those who came there because we felt proud of the event and tried to take shots by squeezing the cameras trough the fence or by just trying to aviod them in order to be able to take our pictures.
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Posted: September 02, 2006 04:23 pm
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Yes, the journalists were a big problem. They blocked the view for those who were really interested in the event, failed to respect the moment of silence held for the soldiers killed during the war and even got involved in the reenactment (see photo below, where a Antena 1 reporter decided to take an interview to a Bulgarian soldier in the middle of the action). What was even worse is that the reporters didn't even bother to listen carefully to explanationms given before teh event and Prima TV announced that the Romanians battled the Bulgarians and the ... French.

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More photos tomorow.
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Posted: September 02, 2006 04:42 pm
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And some pictures from the event:

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The reenactors start to gather at the battle site.

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Machine guns are loaded with ammo.

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The romanian defenders.

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The bulgarian attackers.

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Grenade launch training.

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Bayonet fight training.

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The bulgarians are also using bayonets.

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The battlefield covered in poisoning gas.

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And the gas masks.


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QUOTE (Victor @ September 02, 2006 04:23 pm)
Prima TV announced that the Romanians battled the Bulgarians and the ... French.



Looks like someone missed history classes. The French where our allies.


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Posted: September 02, 2006 05:45 pm
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yes, yes, the reporters were a real pain in the ....... :angry: at one point as the people were listening to what it was said there, one of the reporters started screaming at another reporter something like (da-te ba mai incolo)....I have one question....who invited the reporters to this event? :angry:
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Posted: September 02, 2006 10:34 pm
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Yeah...same old problems with the Media...Are you surprised?

Let us get down to the subject. The action was good considering is the first of this scale in Romania. I hope there will be more events like this in the future...
I was there allright and indeed there were some figures that did not belong to that place, Media, some spectators....but besides them were veterans, real enthusiasts, people who really appreciated that effort.

Congratulations to the romanian men and women who participated and to those who had supported them.
Congratulations to the bulgarians.

I think (using other forums example) that we should start meetings (once a month, for eg.) to have a cold or hot drink and discuss various topics.
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Posted: September 03, 2006 06:16 am
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The event was great, congrats to all involved in this wonderfull reconstruction of Arges River Battle !
Unfortunatelly the media is needed at such events, I agree they are a pain in the back but next time maybe the organizers can tune them down and impose certain rules for the media.
Pics will soon follow - hopefully today.
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Posted: September 03, 2006 08:12 am
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The last preparations: the Romanians troops

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Posted: September 03, 2006 08:13 am
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The last preparations: the German troops.

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Posted: September 03, 2006 08:14 am
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The last preparations: the German artillery.

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Posted: September 03, 2006 08:15 am
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The last preparations: the Romanian defense line.

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Posted: September 03, 2006 08:17 am
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It started. The 6th Dorobanti Regiment Mihai Viteazul marches by.

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