Flintlock and tomahawk

American warfare 1690-1815 in popular culture, art, in miniature and in wargames, through Living History and in movies.

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Location: Midsomer Norton Radstock near Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom

Writing about things that turn up on my 'interest radar' - history, movies, music

Friday, 30 September 2022

Royal Marine stamp by Graham Turner


75mm British SYW figures

 From Troop 54. Sculpted by Alexander Kabankov.


Sunday, 25 September 2022

Czech FIW event Fort Necessity

 Some fine photos here

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AMERICA (1924) -- D.W. Griffith, Neil Hamilton, Carol Dempster, Lionel Barrymore

 Thanks to Thomas and Ron for finding this one. Wiki on the film. 2:19:44 in length 

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Northward Ho! The Making of Northwest Passage Movie


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Saturday, 24 September 2022

Northwest Passage (1940) trailer

 This movie is pretty outdated but still of interest for its sets and scenery. Costumes are bad. I have the novel it is based on which is from 1937. Pretty grisly.  Trailer here

You can buy it on DVD cheaply i just checked

There was a tv series spin off that is on DVD

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Thursday, 15 September 2022

At Ticonderoga

 The Brown's Raid Battle Reenactment is THIS weekend! 

Join us for a weekend full of real-life action-packed adventure! The story unfolds across the landscape as patriot Colonel John Brown leads a surprise attack against British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga. 

Find the visitor schedule here: https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/battle-reenactment-browns-raid/

Photos Mark Morello, copyright Fort Ticonderoga.