From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:
The Museum of 20th Century Warfare and Fort Harrison State Park will host an Eastern Front re-enactment at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3. The event will demonstrate military methods used by German and Soviet forces during World War II from 1941-1945. An Eastern Front military exhibit will be on display at the Museum of 20th Century Warfare on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4.
The Battle of the Eastern Front, known as “Operation Barbarossa” by the German Army, started on June 22, 1941. German forces launched a massive offensive through the Soviet Union, sending almost 3 million men across the Soviet border. The Battle of the Eastern Front lasted until Germany’s surrender to the Allies in May, 1945.
The re-enactment will highlight vintage WWII German and Soviet weapons and uniforms. The re-enactment is the last part of the Battle of the Bulge Exhibit, which has been at Fort Harrison since mid-December 2011. The event will be held outside regardless of weather.
The participants are unpaid hobbyists who dress in authentic or reproduction uniforms. They use World War II-era equipment and weapons to drill, exercise and simulate combat situations.
The program is free, but the normal vehicle gate fee applies.
Fort Harrison State Park is at 5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis, 46216.
The Museum of 20th Century Warfare is in Building 711 in Fort Harrison State Park and is open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during winter. Museum admission is free. For more information, call the visitor’s center at (317) 591-0122.