Monday, June 18, 2012

Reenacting the American Civil War in the UK

Greetings Cosmic Americans!

I came across a short documentary featuring British who reenact the American Civil War. Reeancating is a worldwide phenomenon and the American conflict ranks high on the interest meter for many. What I found fascinating, is that most became aware of the US war by first watching American westerns and then moving into other aspects of American history. Many reenactors in the UK also note that they know little to nothing about their own Civil War. Hmmmm.

Anyway - you can watch the documentary HERE.



1 comment:

  1. I know that there are English Civil War re-enactors, but I doubt they have the same approach as the Lost Cause people. Imagine if they did: their Lee: Cromwell the Christian hero fighting for Parliament, the treacherous King Charles = Lincoln, natch. Prince Rupert of the Rhine = Sheridan. Fortunately the British know better.