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Eight Forty-Eight

War Games

Jenny Thompson—Author
Sam Weller—Writer and Contributor

Every year, Memorial Day events feature the talents of war reenactors in period clothing who bring history back to life. Contributor Sam Weller speaks with author Jenny Thompson about her experiences with war reenactment and about her book on the subject.

Book Information
War Games: Inside the World of Twentieth-Century War Reenactors (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004)

Music Button: The New American Brass Band, “Parade,” The Civil War—Traditional American Songs And Instrumental Music Featured in the Film by Ken Burns: Original Soundtrack Recording (Nonesuch, 1990)

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