Visitors to The War and Peace Revival this year will have a second chance to see the very popular World War One trench system that made its debut at the show last year.
Commissioned by Rex Cadman, Organiser of the War and Peace Revival, to mark the 100th anniversary of WW1, the above ground trench system gives a small taste of life as a WW1 Tommy.
The Great War trench was specially commissioned from the professional historical set designer team at Ancient Wisdom (www.awhistory.co.uk) and is built with both the classic corrugated iron and wood construction and the earlier designs, which were supported with anything Tommy could find. Featuring the twists and turns of a trench, so familiar from photos and films, it also has an Officers’ dug out and a shell crater by the front entrance.
Visitors to the show in July at Folkestone Racecourse can walk through this display on their way into the Great War Exhibition, which is near the Victory Marquee. Also featured in the Exhibition will be original WW1 RFC and RNAS uniforms and the Brooklands full-sized replica WW1 SE5a biplane.
Rex Cadman, the Organiser of the War and Peace Revival said;” We received a tremendous response last year to this display so we’re delighted to feature the trench again in 2015. This unique trench system educates the young and old alike, enabling visitors to experience just a small taste of what it was like in those trenches. War and Peace is not only a family day out but very much about education and remembrance."
The War and Peace Revival will be on from 22 - 26 July, commemorating the 75th anniversaries of the Dunkirk Evacuation and the incredible Battle of Britain, the 200th anniversary of the Gurkha service to the Crown, the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2 and continuing to recognise with centenary of WW1. On 25-26 July watch the incredible Great War Display Team dogfight overhead in their WW1 planes, then be transported back to 1940 as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight displays overhead in their Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota.