Reenacting The Past

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  • One of the oldest forms of storytelling is that of re-enactment, donning the costumes of the story's subjects, miming their actions, performing a narrative before a live audience.
  • Enthusiasts wearing costumes take part in a re-enactment of a decisive Crusaders battle in northern Israel's Galilee region on July 5, 2014.
  • A re-enactor playing the part of "Robert the Bruce" stands in front of his statue at the Bannockburn Live event on June 28, 2014 in Stirling, Scotland.
  • Actors who are part of King Robert The Bruce's army re-enact the Battle of Bannockburn in Bannockburn, central Scotland.
  • French lawyer Franck Samson performs as Napoleon during a reenactment of the Battle of Montmirail, northeastern France, on May 31, 2014.
  • History enthusiasts dressed as soldiers take part in a re-enactment of Napoleon's 1805 Battle of Austerlitz.
  • A surgeon with the French army speaks on a mobile phone before taking part in a re-enactment of a Battle.
  • American Civil War re-enactors repulse an evening attack as part of a three-day Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment on June 29.
  • Confederate Civil War re-enactors launch an evening attack during the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Confederate troops (top) fire on the Federal (Union) positions (bottom) during the final battle of the Gettysburg conflict.
  • Confederate and Union cavalry engage with sabres during a re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Members of historic clubs wearing WWI-era uniforms take part in a reenactment of a WWI battle at a historical festival marking the 100th anniversary of World War I in Kolomenskoye park in Moscow, Russia, on June 8, 2014.
  • A man wearing a World War One uniform poses with children during an event marking 100 years since the Great War on May 10, 2014.
  • Reconstruction of the battle at the beginning of WWII on September 19, 1939 on the outskirts of Warsaw between Polish and German armies.
  • Military history enthusiasts dressed as Nazi German troops take part in a stage battle "Summer 1941".
  • A World War II American plane flies in front of a wall of fire as it takes part in a re-enactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Visitors watch D-Day re-enactment paratroopers jumping on June 5, 2014 at Utah Beach, France.
  • Re-enactors from a Royal Marine Landing craft during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings parade on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains.
  • Enthusiasts wearing WWII U.S. military uniforms re-enact a D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Vierville sur Mer, on Normandy coast, on June 5, 2014.
  • A man dressed as a US soldier poses by an American flag during a historical reenactment of a D-Day military camp, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, on June 7, 2014.
  • Two women dressed as members of the US military.