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 Posted: Thu Mar 5th, 2009 10:27 pm
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Johan Steele wrote: From the veterans I've talked to... they aren't keen. Especially the combat vets when they see re-enactors who make light or are just "playing war."

Before I started re-enacting one of the qualms I had was the idea of playing war whilst good friends of mine were (and still are) serving on the front line. 

I see re-enactment as a form of education, both for myself and for the public.  We can't demonstrate the true terror and horror of war, but as educators we mustn't gloss over it. As for you example Johan, frankly those re-enactors ought to be ashamed of themselves.

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