"Liberation of New Oxford" - A WWII Reenactment

September 20, 2014
Town Center
Center Square, New Oxford, PA 17350 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 717-624-6240
The New Oxford Area Historical Society will host a WWII reenactment around the town's center square. Spectators and WWII enthusiasts will find this event to be both educational and exciting! All are encouraged to dress in 1940’s era costumes. New Oxford will be transformed into a small French village occupied by the Germans during WWII. Spectators will be able to watch as a battle ensues when the Allied convoy arrives to liberate the town and capture the Germans. (Please note that all weapons discharged will only fire blank ammunition.) Once the town is secure, the church bells ring and the liberation celebration takes place. Local officials will conclude the event with a ceremony honoring WWII veterans from the local and surrounding area. Afterwards, plan to stop by the German encampment at the at the train station which includes the period vehicles used in the battle. They will be available to answer questions about the uniforms, equipment, and weaponry of the WWII soldier.
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Event Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Cultural & Heritage, Exhibits & Shows, Outdoor Recreation
General Information: Hours: 8-11am
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