Calling all Readers – MHN wants your Living History Pics and Video

A reenactment of the American War of Independence at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

A reenactment of the American War of Independence at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

Last week, I changed the site from “This Is War Blog” to “Military History Now”. This week, I’m launching a brand new section called “Living History” — and I’m counting on the growing legion of readers to take part by being MHN Correspondents.

Here’s how it works: If you’re going to be at a battle reenactment (from any period), a historic site, a museum, an air show or any event this spring or summer where history comes to life, snap some pictures or shoot some video. I’ll post the best shots and clips I get each week.

This blog has readers from across North America, Europe and around the globe, so I’m hoping we’ll all get to see some interesting stuff from all corners of the earth.

Submission Guidelines
For pictures, email your best shots (no more than three please) with the subject header “Living History” to militaryhistorynow@gmail.com. Please include the following:

  • The name of the event
  • The date
  • The location
  • A brief description of what’s going on in the picture
  • Your name and URL (if you have a website)

For video, please post any video to a Youtube account and forward us the link. An added incentive: anyone who provides video of living historians giving special shout-outs to MHN readers goes to the front of the line.

So everyone, let’s see what we can see! Below, you can check out some examples of the types of shots I’m looking for.

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BTW – If you’ve been reading me for a while, you know I faithfully update the blog AT LEAST three times a week. Unfortunately, I’ll be away from the keyboard for the next few days doing something a little special. Watch @milhistnow on twitter for updates! I will return next week. 

Reenactors demonstrate the firing of a British 3-pounder at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

Reenactors demonstrate the firing of a British 3-pounder at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

The 2012 reenactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The 2012 reenactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The World War Two Flower class corvette, HMCS Sackville in Halifax Harbour.

The World War Two Flower class corvette, HMCS Sackville in Halifax Harbour.

3 comments for “Calling all Readers – MHN wants your Living History Pics and Video

  1. 30 April, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    An excellent idea…I am going to the Festival of History at Kelmarsh in July so will have plenty of pictures and videos to upload….http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/history-live-kelmarsh-20-jul/

    • 30 April, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Great. thanks, Nick! I get to a number of War of 1812 events, but I’d love to see what people in the UK do.

  2. FHG2062
    1 May, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Long time reader, first time poster. Sent a couple photos your way of the Fort Henry Guard (Kingston, Ontario). Most of the interpretive units surrounding Kingston are 1812-era, but Fort Henry commemorates Year of Confederation, 1867. Hope my photos make the cut!

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