Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fort Erie Firing Demonstration



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While Betsy and I were visiting Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, in 2002, the 'redcoats' gave a firing demonstration of their circa 1814 muskets. The collage above shows the highlights of that demonstration.

13 comments:

Sunny said...

I remember goin to Fort Erie with my parents many years ago.
Great pictures.
Sunny :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very interesting!

rainfield61 said...

You must not wrongly choose where to stand.

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Reader Wil said...

Great demonstration of these firing soldiers. The collage is also good! Thanks for your visit and comment.

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Nice shots (no pun intended!), and the colors are great.

JOE TODD said...

Love forts,Canada and the history. Thanks

Janie said...

Nicely done collage and interesting demonstration.

SandyCarlson said...

These demos are important reminders of how important it is to get along with people!

Hilda said...

I never realized just how long those muskets with bayonets were until today! Are the guns really almost 200 years old? Amazing.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The redcoats are coming...the redcoats are coming! OK, only kidding. ;-)

Carrizo said...

Very nice. I am fond of History and that is why I like it.

The Tile Lady said...

What a wonderful place to visit> I'm sure the firing demo was impressive! Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting on my Blue Ridge photos! Yes, you'll have to make a trek there when you can! It's beautiful!