Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Re-enactment of the Spanish Civil War
Historical re-enactment is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate aspects of a historical event or period. This may be as narrow as a specific moment from a battle, such as the battle for Belchite, or as broad as an entire period, such as the Spanish Civil War.
And when the Spanish Civil War is concerned, there are many berets, of course.
At the beginning of the conflict, the Republican (Government) forces were a ragtag band full of inconsistent uniforms and black and navy-blue berets were omnipresent. Later, when the army got itself organized, both berets and forage caps were used, while the beret became a symbol of pride for the members of the International Brigades.