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Members of the 'Mainwarinings Mob' re-enactment group who recreate a unit of the British Home Guard during WW2. Although too old to join regular units and some have argued of potentially limited value during an actual invasion, they were of great mor...
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

Another image from Underwood and Underwood (from a stereoview) clearly showing the uniforms and equipment in use by the British troops during the Anglo-Boer War. It is entitled "Her Majesty's Heroes marching into Colesberg, S.A. after the Boers retre...
South Africa 1901

Shown here are a pair of muskets used by the 96th Regiment during the 19th Century. On the left is the classic 'Brown Bess' smooth-bore flintlock musket used by the British in various forms from the 1720's into the 1840's. It had a .75inch calibre. O...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

A member of the Heilbron Commando Boer re-enactment group with Mauser and bandoliers.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A elegant display of arrayed weaponry from medieval polearms and 2-handed swords through to 19th century percussion muskets and carbines. There are rapiers, basket-hilt broadswords, bayonets, halberds and a crossbow arranged around a 17th century (En...
Taken at the York Castle Museum, York, England, 2005

A display of infantry weapons used during World War II. From the left the weapons areas follows: - The wooden stock sub-machine gun at the bottom is an elderly German Bergman MP18 dating back to WW1 (but used in WW2). - The pistol with lanyard ...
Taken at the York Castle Museum, York, England, 2003

This image shows a German Panzergrenadier in traffic control, equiped with a Schmeisser MP-40 Submachine Gun and dressed in foul-weather uniform with his gas mask canister across his chest. He is a member of the 21st Panzer Division re-enactment grou...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

A member of the Tower Hamlets Trayned Band showing how a Civil War musketeer would have been armed. He has a matchlock musket of the period, with a rest, and the match (a piece of slow-burning fuse used to light the priming powder which in turn ignit...
Mill Mount, York, England. September 2004

A recreation of a Southern irregular in the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A recreation of a Union officer in the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A medic of the 2nd South Carolina regiment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A sharpshooter of the 2nd South Carolina regiment cleans his rifled musket
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A volley of fire from a group of ACW re-enactors
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A volley of fire from a group of ACW re-enactors
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Members of the Trainblazers re-enactment society portraying loyalists of the 1770s. A loyalist armed with a flintlock musket of the time.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Members of the Trainblazers re-enactment society portraying loyalists of the 1770s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Members of the Trainblazers re-enactment society portraying loyalists of the 1770s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A member of the Heilbron Commando depicting a Boer fighter standing guard over the camp. He is shown carrying the Mauser rifle and bandolier typical of the time.
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

A Boer Mauser pistol taken by the East Yorkshire Rgt after Bothaville, November 1900
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

An excellent photograph of two members of the Oranje Vrijstaat Artillerie Corps blending with the veldt. It can readily be imagined how difficult these sharpshooters with smokeless cartridges would have been to target and hit. Their rifles appear to ...
South Africa, Jan 2005

The main LMG used by the British during World War 2, this is a Bren mark II from 1942.
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

A selection of re-enactors representing the British Army of the Rhine during the 1970's. They are dressed and equiped for the period in British DPM camouflage, '58 pattern webbing, puttees around the boots, and SLR L1A1 rifles (with the earlier woode...
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

The main light machine gun used by the British army since the 1960's. A 7.62mm, belt-fed workhorse that can lay down a heavy supporting fire from an infantry platoon or mounted on vehicles. Displayed by the Forces80 re-enactment group.
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

A display of 2 light anti-armour weapons used by the British Army in the 1970's and 80's. The larger of the two is the Carl-Gustav 84mm recoilless rifle shown sitting on it's bipod mount. Also shown are examples of it's armour-piercing rounds. ...
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

Re-enactors from the Victory in Europe Re-enactment Association (VERA) as a paratroop heavy weapons platoon in action in north-west Europe, 1944. They portray soldiers of the 1st Battallion, The Border Regt. And are demonstrating how a crew would adj...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

A pair of British SLR rifles as used by the British Army during the 1970's and 80's. They were a 7.62mm semi-automatic, single shot version of the Belgian FN Assault rifle. Displayed by the 20th Century Revisited group.
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

A depiction of the uniform and equipment of the British soldier during the 2nd Anglo-boer war 1899-1902. Member of the Heilbron Commando re-enactment group
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A soldier of the Anglo-Boer war puts his kit on ready for action
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Re-enactors of the Manchester Regiment portray Tommy Atkins with his kit and equipment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Re-enactors of the Manchester Regiment portray Tommy Atkins with his kit and equipment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Re-enactors of the Manchester Regiment portray Tommy Atkins with his kit and equipment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

An unusual prototype of this British battle tank of the 1960's mounting a 120mm gun
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York, England. Easter 2003

Stacked rifles and the southern battleflag in front of a tent of the 32nd Virginia Regiment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A Jibbah (Patched smock) and sword captured from the warriors of the Mahdi in the Sudan after the Battle of Ginnis, 30 Dec 1885. Also shown is the type of helmet worn by the British soldiers at the time.
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.

A pikeman and a musketeer from the 17th century. The pikeman in this picture actually holds a halberd, which would have been particularly effective against mounted opponents. He is also armed with a mortuary sword hanging to his left, and is protec...
Mill Mount, York, England. September 2004

An arrow is loosed from the bow of a member of the York City Levy
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing an American flintlock musket of the American War of Independance
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the Mauser G98 rifle used by the German Army from the 1890s right up to the 1940s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the Mauser G98 rifle used by the German Army from the 1890s right up to the 1940s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the Mauser G98 rifle used by the German Army from the 1890s right up to the 1940s
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the lever-action Henry rifle popular in the America of the 1860s incuding the wild west and the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the lever-action Henry rifle popular in the America of the 1860s incuding the wild west and the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the lever-action Henry rifle popular in the America of the 1860s incuding the wild west and the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Loading and firing the lever-action Henry rifle popular in the America of the 1860s incuding the wild west and the American Civil War
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The dropping block single shot Sharps Carbine popular in the America of the 1860s for buffalo hunting
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

One of the most successful weapons of its time - the .303 inch SMLE was iconic of the British soldier of WW1
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Russian Mosin Nagant Carbine being demonstrated by a re-enactor of the Russian 13th Imperial Regiment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The main rifle of the Austro-Hungarian forces of the First World War, it was unusual in having a straight-pull blt mechanism rather than the more usual rotating bolt.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The main rifle of the Austro-Hungarian forces of the First World War, it was unusual in having a straight-pull blt mechanism rather than the more usual rotating bolt.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A cheap and effective sub-machine gun issued to Allied special forces (as demonstrated here) during the Second World War. The Australian model had a vertical magazine rather than the usual horizontal configuration.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

This collection of items from World War 1 illustrates the nature of life and war in the the trenches. Water bottles and a Very pistol for firing signal flares sit alongside items from the offensive side of trench warfare. From left to right, a trench...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

Various German artifacts from WW2 including an MG42 machine gun and infantry helmet.
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

A German infantry machine-gun dated 1917
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

Pack and weapons of the German Infantry Regiment nr.28 of 1914
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Pack and weapons of the German Infantry Regiment nr.28 of 1914
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Pack and weapons of the German Infantry Regiment nr.28 of 1914
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A pair of vehicles maintained by the 21st Panzer Division re-enactment group. The first is a representation of a KS750 Zundapp Motorbike and side car mounting an MG 34 light machine gun in the sidecar. Zundapp produced around 18,000 of these agile, p...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

An excellent example of the 'Pink Panther' style Land Rover as used by the SAS for desert reconnaissance and special operations. The superstructure has been pared to the bone, then covered in equipment! The close-ups show the sort of kit carried, ...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

This image shows several objects used by the Manchester's Regiment during the Malaysia campaign 1951-54. The main item is a specially designed Lee Enfield Carbine, 5 inches shorter than the standard rifle to be more effective in jungle warfare. It is...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

A pair of light dragoon flintlock pistols dated around 1790.
The Regimental Museum of the Green Howards, Richmond, North Yorkshire. April 2003.

A Maori axe taken by the 14th Regiment during the New Zealand campaigns 1860-66
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

A Martini-Henry rifle and bayonet, circa 1880
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire. 2

A demonstration by the Company of Palm Sunday group on how the bill polearm would have been used to provide a defensive wall against mounted knights and approaching foot.
Palm Sunday Battlefield event, Towton, North Yorkshire, 2004

Two re-enactors of the 8./ Grenadier Regiment Grossdeutschland demonstrating an MG42 and its firing position with the no.2 feeding the belt ammunition int the breech.
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

The Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank weapon or PIAT for short was used by British forces during and after World War 2, particularly by paratroopers when no other anti-tank guns were available for example at Arnhem and Pegasus Bridge. It had to be loade...
North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland, England. October 2004.

A pair of rifles from the 2nd Anglo-Boer War period. The one on the left is a Mauser rifle used by the Boer forces during the period, produced by Krupps in Germany and shipped to the Transvaal before hostilities broke out. The other is a non-standard...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

An image from Underwood and Underwood entitled "Remington Scouts enjoying lunch in a Boer home wrecked by Kaffirs, Yaasfontein, S.A." and gives a good impression of this renouned and somewhat irregular unit of Irregulars. It would be interesting to s...
South Africa 1900

The "Cornicen" (horn player) carried and played the large curved horn used for signalling in a similar way to the bugle of later armies. As an officer, he wears a more flamboyant uniform including and animal skin headdress. Members of the Ermine S...
Housteads Roman Fort, Northumberland, UK. August 2008

A member of the Ermine Street Guard representing a Legionary who might have helped build Hadrians Wall. He wears the Lorica Segmentata style armour which was light, easy to make, and effective against both swords and arrows. He also carries the scutu...
Housteads Roman Fort, Northumberland, UK. August 2008

A shot of a pair of Russian soldiers taking a mess break in a village, with a guard post mounting a M1910 Maxim gun in the foreground.
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

From right to left: The PPSh 41 sub-machine gun, 7.62mm pistol round, wooden stock and 71 round drum magazine. A Mosin Nagant 7.62 carbine. The SVT 40 semi-automatic assault rifle, 7.62 rifle calibre, 10 round magazine. Displayed by the 13...
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

He is shown here, holding a PPS43 sub-machine gun while a Mosin Nagant sniper rifle with optical sights rests across his lap. Member of the 13th Guards re-enactment group.
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008

Scenes from a re-enactment of a WW1 engagement from the finale of the Murton History festival 2009
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Scenes from a re-enactment of a WW1 engagement from the finale of the Murton History festival 2009
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Scenes from a re-enactment of a WW1 engagement from the finale of the Murton History festival 2009
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

This image of the classic Baker Rifle of the British Rifle regiments during the Napoleonic Wars also shows its sword bayonet and powder flask. It had a 0.625 in (15.9 mm) calliber and a quoted range of 200 yards (more than twice that of the standard ...
Taken at the York Castle Museum, York, England, 2003

Items commemorating the 2nd Battalion, Manchesters Rgt, and their actions in Burma 1944-45. They include a pair of Japanese Infantry officers' swords, a Japanese prayer flag, and British headgear used in the campaign. Also shown are rough wooden cros...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

A re-enactor from the The Victory in Europe Reenactment Association (VERA) showing the uniform and weapon of the British Home Guard during World War 2. He is dressed in the traditional serge 37 pattern battledress with Field Service cap. In these pic...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

Standing by Admiralty Arch on the Mall, this memorial commemorates the Royal Marines in both the Boer War and the Boxer Rebellion, China 1900. It represents a marine protecting a fallen comrade and accurately depicts the kit and equipment of the per...
The Mall, London. June 2005.

Pictured here is a Transvaal Burgher Force volunteer in the Anglo-Zulu War. wearing the civilian clothes that such a volunteer would have worn as he reads his Bible in High Dutch on a Sunday morning. The rifle is a two-band Snider Enfield and next t...
Buittle Castle event, near Dalbeattie, Scotland. Easter 2004

The main Medium MG used by the British Army from 1912 through to 1966. It was tripod-mounted, water-cooled and belt fed. It could fire up to 450 rounds of .303inch ammunition per minute at ranges of up to 4,500 yards (over 4 kilometres) and was famou...
The Museum of Manchester's Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK. March 2004

This foot soldier of the Wars of the Roses period is dressed in a long cloak and jerkin civering a mail shirt, and has a salet for head protection and armour gauntlets. He has a bill polearm and a sword. Member of the Company of Palm Sunday group.
Palm Sunday Battlefield event, Towton, North Yorkshire, 2004

The actual ship concerned is not known, but our best guess is that this is the stern of a Leander class Frigate photographed in 1984 [or 1983] a single barrel 20mm being part of the post Falklands additional armament.
Location unknown, 1980's

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A recreation of a Soldiers from the 13th Imperial Regiment manning a Maxim heavy machine gun position
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A recreation of a Soldier from the 13th Imperial Regiment
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A Danish Madsen machine gun from ww1 used by Russian forces
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A Maxim heavy machine gun from ww1
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A Maxim heavy machine gun from ww1
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A member of the 22nd Independant Company, 6th Airborne Div. "Pathfinders" sent in to Normandy early on D-day to hold the eastern flank of the landings. Seen here with a selection of the equipment carried by the paratroopers.
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Kit and equipment of the 13th Guards Russian re-enactment group
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A member of the 13th Guards Russian re-enactment group
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

Kit and equipment of the 13th Guards Russian re-enactment group
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A member of the 13th Guards Russian re-enactment group
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

A russian sniper of the second world war era cleaning his Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle in camp, surrounded by other items of kit. Member of the 13th Guards re-enactment group.
History at Murton - Murton Park, York, England. April 2008