Fort St Elmo Demonstrations 24th April

In preparation of this event, Battlefront offered five different scenarios.

  • The first scenario was the George Cross Display that was guarded by two Ceremonial British Guards while the ARP gave a speech to the general public.
  • After the speech, the public was guided to a firing anti-air defense post featuring a mounted Bren Gun with two British soldiers.
  • The newly researched British Bomb Disposal Section was then displayed to its full extent featuring all the roles and equipment needed to successfully defuse a bomb and transport it away with an officer narrating all its progress.
  • Historically accurate world war 2 vehicles were brought to be put on display for the public.
  • The German Section were in charge of explaining the war artifacts on display provided a very detailed story that quickly grasped the public’s interest.

In hindsight, this was a pretty interesting event for anyone interested in history and we could tell that the people in the audience had fun and were greatly satisfied by our work.

FESAC Exhibition 20th April 2022

 

The Comino War Game

After months of preparation from both sides, the British and Germans headed out to Comino for a standoff.  Each side was provided its objectives and orders and was on its own.  Victory could only be determined by teamwork and sweat.  The event took 2 days in which the British were camped in the tower whilst the Germans took a hold of the coastal battery.  

During the windy night of the encampment, the British took advantage of the darkness and led out a strike team to rid the Germans of their rest and base and headed out towards the battery.  After a long march on the rocks to avoid the mined paths of Comino, the British attacked the battery taking the tired Germans by surprise, bombarding them with a quick two minute siege and retreating back to base with a Victory.  

It was a close game, in the end however, the war game was won by the Germans for having done more objectives and order efficiently.  

Historical March: Victoria Lines

Battlefront Living History’s British Section marched from Bahrija to Victoria Lines (Rabat) and back in full uniform.  This march was conducted in preparation of the upcoming war game against the German section and helped our members to get in better shape and get used to the heavy equipment.  During our march along the lines, we stopped to reenact its defense lines and inspect its buildings and historic value, whilst taking the chance for a small photoshoot.  

Show and Tell: March 2022

Battlefront Living History with the help of AMACS, organized a show and tell to provide the chance for collectors to share knowledge about interesting pieces from their collections. The event was opened for anyone interested in historic items. Its safe to say, a lot of interesting items where brought to the table and their stories are astonishing.

Training and Workshops

As part of our team building efforts, we tend to create our own events by taking our members out in natural hikes wearing full uniforms, giving out objectives and carrying them out as a team while being as historically accurate as we can.  

We also have several workshops designed to practice our drills and maintain our equipment to make sure we put our 100% in any event.  

History on Wheels 2022: Cycle Edition

Battlefront Living History Group’s journey throughout the COVID-19 pandemic was not a quite one. A revolution in reenacting had to happen in order to keep history alive. This event was an initiative to challenge the traditional way that reenacting was exhibited by going to the people directly and amalgamating a range of historical attributes into one event. The main protagonists of the event were the world war two period vehicles some sporting the infamous Malta camouflage with a highlight on bicycles – subjects of importance in future events.

Ras il-Qammiegh Clean-Up

Our members took their early Sunday drives to the northern section of our island, where we volunteered to clean up the historical area around Ras il-Qammieh once again. Overall, we managed to round up a Rusted Boiler and 20 Garbage Bags full of glass, plastic, and anything imaginable from the surrounding buildings and natural areas over the course of a couple of hours.

We would like to thank the Mellieha Local Council for supporting us with the equipment needed and the after-work trash delivery service.

MCAST Fresher’s Week Display

It was a pleasure for BLHG members to meet his excellency George Vella at MCAST today. A very fitting end to our stand. We will surely be visiting again next year

Second History on Wheels 2021

In the second edition of history on wheels Battlefront Living History Group traveled a route along the southern villages of Malta. Apart from displaying a wide variety of vehicles ranging from trucks to jeeps to motorcycles to bicycles BLHG also setup an informative public exhibition that was focused on some artifacts that we can still commonly find to this day in Maltese homes.

Remembrance Day 2020

During this event BLHG wanted to highlight the dead who, served fought and paid the ultimate price here in Malta. Several members took part in lighting a candle for every grave in the war cemetery as a form of remembrance of their sacrifice. Let their memory and sacrifice be cherished forever.

September Camp 2020: Photo Re-Creation

In the summer months BLHG members set off for their routine training camp. On this particular weekend, several old photos from the battle of Crete were re-created using authentic equipment and uniforms.

Historical March 2020

Battlefront Living History Group’s journey throughout the COVID-19 pandemic was not a quite one. A revolution in reenacting had to happen in order to keep history alive. This event was an initiative to challenge the traditional way that reenacting was exhibited by going to the people directly and amalgamating a range of historical attributes into one event. The main protagonists of the event were the world war two period vehicles some sporting the infamous Malta camouflage with a highlight on bicycles – subjects of importance in future events.

First History on Wheels

Battlefront Living History Group’s journey throughout the COVID-19 pandemic was not a quite one. A revolution in reenacting had to happen in order to keep history alive. This event was an initiative to challenge the traditional way that reenacting was exhibited by going to the people directly and amalgamating a range of historical attributes into one event. The main protagonists of the event were the world war two period vehicles some sporting the infamous Malta camouflage with a highlight on bicycles – subjects of importance in future events.

Multi-Period Event – Montekristo

We were invite to partake in a social event with multiple other historical reenactment groups.  The experience involved both British and German sections camped out for the night in period-accurate tents. We also organized a battle scenario involving a German offensive on a British Trench Set-Up and multiple Weapon Firing Demonstrations which can be found on our YouTube Channel.

Show and Tell 2020

 A unique event where Battlefront and members of the public showcase a treasured item from their collection and share their knowledge and research. In the past, many interesting items were featured, from Luftwaffe equipment, original magazines, family photos, and inert ordnance.
St Elmo 2019

Each Section, including British, German and Civilian contributed in setting up a display for St Elmo Visitors. BLHG Members performed Drills and Firing Exhibitions which is always an attraction to the public and an opportunity to brush up our skills.

Military Mtarfa

An event where Battlefront along with other local reenactment groups holds large-scale reenactments. Past editions saw the group field British Mortar teams and multiple fallschirmjäger squads.

St Angelo 2018

 

Mtarfa School Visit 2018

Battlefront was invited to give a short talk in uniform to primary school students in Mtarfa. As an educational organization, we strive for such opportunities to extend the memory of the second world war.

Gozo Citadel Multi-Period Event 2018

Military Mtarfa 2017

A yearly event where Battlefront along with other local reenactment groups holds large-scale reenactments. Past editions saw the group field British Mortar teams and multiple fallschirmjäger squads.

George Cross Commemoration 2017

A national event extending the memory of the George cross award to the people of Malta in 1942.