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D-Day Ohio 2017

I had another great year at D-Day Ohio and, per usual, returning to the 21st century after such a fantastic event was a challenge. 2017 marked my third year as a member of the French resistance, and this year I was armed with a new weapon—a reproduction German Walther P38. It was super fun (and loud) to shoot! Besides portraying a French resistance fighter, my sister and I also joined the American Red Cross Clubmobile, otherwise known as the Donut Dollies. We had a very full weekend! 

Hanging out with a downed airman before the battle ... 

It was quite a feat getting him into that tree. Some German soldiers came over with their tank to help!

A battle begins ... 

During one of my (many) deaths, a German soldier rifled through my backpack and found a map. There I was lying on the ground watching all these boots form around me and hearing angry German soldiers shouting from above. Such fun. 

I just can't keep a straight face ... 

 The French farm house ... 

Looking very serious during Operation Jedburgh Training ... 

And not so serious!

Some snapshots of camp life ... 

After the battle of Foucarville, we welcomed our Airborne liberators ... 

Now some pictures of the Donut Dollies! We gave donuts and candy cigarettes to soldiers en route to the D-Day invasion ... 

USO dance ... 

It was so much fun chatting with Liberty from Operation Meatball!

To finish this post off, I have to share this adorable picture someone shared on the D-Day gallery. The cutest. 

Vive la resistance! 



  1. Oh, these pictures are lovely! I'm glad you had a good time; re-enacting sounds like so much fun! :)


  2. Thanks for sharing these pictures -- they really make me want to go to Ohio next year and check it out in person!

    1. You should definitely check it out! It's an amazing event!

  3. You are officially the cutest human. Seriously. You are probably one of the coolest people I know, fighting Germans for a hobby! And looking dang cool while doing it. Ugh. When's the next WWII reenactment?? I want to come too!

    1. Haha! Bess, you're the sweetest! =) One of these days we're going to a reenactment together!! Bess and Gi take on the Germans. It needs to happen.

  4. It was great to meet you, Emily! I will definitely be making the trip out from NH again this year.

    1. It was great to meet you, too! Can't wait for August!