Bringing the First World War to Life

A group of re-enactors are helping to bring WW1 to life at The Tank Museum this Easter holidays.

11th April 2014

A group of drama students from Bournemouth and Poole College have been helping to make a visit to The Tank Museum that bit more special this Easter.

Dressed up in First World War soldiers and nurses uniforms, visitors can pay them a visit in their bell tent just outside The Tank Museum entrance or see them out and about around the Museum.

Julien Annet-Short, dressed as a soldier, said, “It’s been great to come down here, learn about what these soldiers would have done and then chat with the visitors about it. People have been really inquisitive about what we’re doing and most can’t resist having a photo with us as well!”.

bovtm_nurse.jpgWhilst the soldiers perform drills and talk about their rifles and uniforms, the nurses ‘treat’ wounded soldiers and are always happy to answer questions about what they do and why.

Jenna Hibbs, acting as a nurse, said, “Talking to people about nursing in the First World War has been a fantastic experience; it’s amazing to hear how much the children have picked up. We’re all in uniform and I think it really adds to the atmosphere at the Museum.”

Our First World War re-enactors will be with us until the end of the Easter holidays, 21st April, every weekday Monday-Friday.