Photos: North America’s largest World War II-era re-enactment at Rockford’s Midway Village

Rockford’s Midway Village Museum hosted North America’s largest World War II-era re-enactment for the 18th year Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21. The event featured more than 1,000 re-enactor soldiers and dozens of tanks and World War II vintage military vehicles on the grounds of the museum, 6799 Guilford Road. Pictured, German re-enactors advance behind a scratch-built replica of a Stug III, a German assault gun, Sunday, Sept. 21. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
Rockford’s Midway Village Museum hosted North America’s largest World War II-era re-enactment for the 18th year Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21. The event featured more than 1,000 re-enactor soldiers and dozens of tanks and World War II vintage military vehicles on the grounds of the museum, 6799 Guilford Road. Pictured, German re-enactors advance behind a scratch-built replica of a Stug III, a German assault gun, Sunday, Sept. 21. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
A young onlooker lends support to Allied troops battling Germans in Sunday’s mock battle. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
A young onlooker lends support to Allied troops battling Germans in Sunday’s mock battle. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
American and Soviet re-enactors pose for a victory photograph Sunday, Sept. 21, in front of their main battle tanks, a Sherman (L) and a T-34, to show Allied solidarity. Learn more about Midway Village at www.midwayvillage.com or (815) 397-9112. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
American and Soviet re-enactors pose for a victory photograph Sunday, Sept. 21, in front of their main battle tanks, a Sherman (L) and a T-34, to show Allied solidarity. Learn more about Midway Village at www.midwayvillage.com or (815) 397-9112. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

From the Sept. 24-30, 2014, issue

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