Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WWII Battle!!!!!

So . . . this past weekend dad took 4 of my siblings and I down to El Dorado, Kansas for an event that I had been waiting MONTHS for. I literally had been counting down the weeks, days and hours until the event hosted by the WWII research center. . . the WWII battle reenactment!!! To say I was excited would be a HUGE understatement!! 
I'm sure that by now you all know of my fascination with WWII, so you can probably imagine how I was feeling. :) 
Anyway, it exceeded all of my expectations! I was not excepting it to be so real! The guns, the grenades, the soldiers etc. I mean, when the German commander speaks German throughout the battle? 
Yeah, that's just awesome! :) 
After the battle was over, some of the "Germans" were giving rides in the motorcycle, so Kezzy and Caleb took a ride in that. And then. . . we were able to shoot a WWII machine gun. Which was so totally awesome! Later on I realized that since I had shot a German machine gun I was technically shooting at the American allies. 
Oh well. :P 
After that I ended up talking to one of the German soldiers for a while. I asked a ton of questions and he showed me all the equipment the soldiers carried, let me feel the weight of the different weapons, explained their different uses, etc. It was so amazing! Plus he reminded me a lot of one of my characters. So I felt like I was talking to a character that had come to life, which of course got me inspired to write more. ;) 
So. . .I did remember to take some pictures! And I recorded about six minutes of the battle for you guys. :) (Well, it was for my mom too. . . ;) 

The German soldiers advancing onto the field. 
Getting into position. . .

One of the Germans threw some sort of smoke grenade or something of the sort. :P I don't know exactly what it was., but it
was awesome!
Allied soldier. . .
The battle
The German side. 
The battle is over and the German's are being rounded up by the allies. 
The German prisoners. 
This tent was carried on the soldiers's back, rolled up and fastened above his blanket. 
Typical German literature every German soldier carried
Benjamin shooting the machine gun. . .
Kezzy shooting it. . .
And. . .me. It was pretty awesome, but a lot heavier then I had expected! :) It was weird because it was so loud during the battle, but when you sat behind it, it seemed a lot quieter.
The other two siblings who went along took turns as well, but one of the pictures came out really bad and another sibling asked that I not post it. 
Okay, now the part you've all been waiting for. . . the recording! :D Enjoy!! You can view it: Here (Since blogger won't let me upload it 'cause the file is to large.) 
Well, that was my Saturday. :) I hope you guys all had an amazing weekend as well! I've thought about doing a post with random facts about WWII that I learned at the reenactment. Would that be something you all would like to see? It was nothing super outstanding, but I did learn a lot of things I didn't know before. :) 
Let me know!:D


  1. Wow! That sound like you had a great time! :) And shooting WWII guns is pretty amazing. I've gotten to do it. (Only I shot one of the American guns. ;) )

    1. We did! :)
      Isn't it awesome? I was so excited about the guns. :) Hehe, yeah. . .maybe I should try that next time. Might be a little better to be able to say you were on the allied side. ;)
      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Sound really neat Jesseca! That's pretty cool that you got to shoot a German machine gun. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

    1. It was amazing! :D
      Yeah, I thought so to!
      You're welcome and thanks for commenting!

  3. SO AWESOME!!!! Speaking German during the battle? No wonder I couldn't understand what was being said in the video... *blush* :)
    The pictures are amazing, Jesseca! Thank you for posting! ;D Yes, do a post of WWII facts...I need some inspiration. :)

    1. YES!!!
      Haha, yeah, unless you can speak German, you won't understand it. ;)
      You're welcome! I'll try to get one up sometime. . . B-)
      Thanks for commenting!

  4. Looks like SO much fun!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. It was amazing fun! You're welcome and thanks for commenting! :)

  5. So cool! Wish I could have come over to KS to see it! (Meeting you wouldn't hurt that desire either!) Thank you for all the pictures! Learning all those facts would be really fun! Go for it!

  6. AUGH this was sooo amazing to read about and I am sooo happy you got to go! Though spend some more time with the allies next time, okay? ;) Hehehehe just kidding. Spend time where you get the most research done, da? ;) Thanks so much for posting! Yes, post those facts you learned! We'd love to know more! So happy for you! <3

  7. Wohoo!!! I'm glad it turned out amazing!! :D Looks like fun!