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U.S. military personnel were some of the most iconic conceptions in history, but what do we really know about what their roles were or what went on in the trenches and on the combat zones?

There are many museums that display the history of our military and yet it's difficult to find a museum where you can get a feeling of what it felt like to be a U.S. military member during Vietnam, World War I, and World War II, a place that has original tanks and transports and apparatus that have been returned to working order and employed during Vietnam War Historical Reenactments .

Do you really hope to discover what it felt like for American GI's to fight in the world wars at Vietnam War Historical Reenactments ?

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The Museum of the American G.I. offers Vietnam War Historical Reenactments of conflicts fought by American GIs during WW1 and WW2.

Those who attend this reenactment leave with a new awareness of how determined our ancestors were in battling for the freedom we have today.

We in addition sponsor instructional events designed to teach children about their family's consequences suffered throughout wartime so they can appreciate our liberties.

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Individuals who visit the Museum of the American G.I. enjoy an amazing exposure to how it felt to be a U.S. military member during World War II, Vietnam, and World War I.

Through Vietnam War Historical Reenactments , visitors can observe how American GIs lived, fought, tried to sleep, and were fed while they were in foreign lands.

You will also find out about the different weapons used in both world wars as well as how women managed in the U.S. while their husbands and sons were away at war.

Museum of the American G.I. Has Something Unique For Each Person!

Museum of the American G.I. is unlike any other history alive museum you've witnessed because it offers a deeply engaging adventure where attendees can truly reach out to, contact, smell, and listen to what it felt like for our American GIs in Vietnam, World War I, and World War II.

At Vietnam War Historical Reenactments , you can be taken back in time as you walk through living history campsites operated by dedicated living historians who replicate daily life during this time period.

The Museum of the American G.I. even has armored vehicles that are transported around the arenas so attendees can hear them rattle the arena at close range!

At Museum of the American G.I., you can experience the events and soldiers who served during Vietnam, World War I, and World War II by witnessing Vietnam War Historical Reenactments performed by living historians dressed as soldiers from each era.

Examine armored vehicles and transports used in combat in these global conflicts, listen to stories told by volunteers about engaging in these armed conflicts, sense the hotness of a flame thrower, listen as cannons explode over the grounds during Vietnam War Historical Reenactments at Museum of the American G.I.!

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FAQs

For those who are unfamiliar with living history museums, here are some typical questions that are asked, first about the Museum of the American GI and then about living history museums in general.

 

Where do I park?

Parking for History in Motion is on-site. If you are attending Santa's Wonderland, make sure you park in their lot next to the museum. From there you can walk to the Museum’s gate.

May I bring in outside food or drink?

Yes! We want everyone to stay safe and hydrated, but please leave the alcohol at home. We do not recommend bringing large coolers, so make sure everything can fit in a purse, bag, or backpack. If you don’t want to carry around lots of items, we will be selling food and water at various locations all day.

Is everything handicap or wheelchair accessible?

We do our best to make our events as wheelchair-friendly as possible. History in Motion will be all outside on potentially uneven or muddy terrain (depending on the weather). All activities will be on a hill a short distance from the parking area, but we provide rides to and from this location to seniors, expectant or new mothers, and those with disabilities.

What should I bring or wear?

All of the History in Motion activities will be outside, so wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for walking on dirt and grass. We recommend a hat and sunscreen, and potentially a rain jacket or umbrella if rain is in the forecast. Don’t forget your camera for pictures and extra spending money!

Can I pay with a credit card?

You may purchase tickets at the gate with a credit card. Our gift shop and select stations also accept cards. Credit card purchases will have a small processing fee added.  Cash, of course, is always welcome especially in the exact amount for the gate entry and special activities!

Will there be seating at the arena?

Yes! We will have bleachers, though seating is very limited.  You may bring a chair if you want, but be prepared to have to carry it for long walks.

Will the demonstrations be loud?

Yes, we simulate real gunfire and explosions, so there will be quite a bit of noise. We will have earplugs available for purchase at the site, but you may also wish to bring your own. Be especially aware that the noise may upset infants and young children.

Are pets allowed at the event?

Yes, if they remain on a leash and are well behaved. We also ask that you clean up after their potty breaks, as no one likes tracking poop!

May I climb on the vehicles?

No, unless you are at a photo station or a vehicle ride, otherwise you may not climb on or into any vehicles.

May I touch the display?

Please do not touch any displays unless you have the express permission of the living historian running the display. Much of the equipment our living historians use is original, and thus easily 70 years old or more. Please respect the equipment and leave it available for future generations.

May I photograph events and displays?

Yes! We love seeing your photographs of our events, and don’t forget to tag us on Facebook!

May I bring a drone?

No. Only drones used for the exclusive purpose of the museum are allowed.

 

General Questions

What is living history?

Interpreting the past by re-creating everyday activities and artifacts of a time period. The term living history can also be used to define or describe museums and sites that contain exhibits about the past, though this is somewhat less accurate than when used in reference to historic homes, gardens, etc., where it means something closer to "historic interpretation." Many interpreters and historic sites use the term "living history" to define first-person interpretation and other forms of traditional, hands-on historical engagement.

What is a living history museum?

A living history museum is a place where visitors can experience what life was like at another time period in history. The site may recreate the daily activities of people who lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago, or show how people live now in various parts of the world. People working at living history museums are called interpreters because they interpret (explain) the past to the public.

Most living history museums are open seasonally, often spring through fall. They often appeal to families and schools because they offer opportunities for students of all ages to learn about history in a fun way. Many museums also provide demonstrations on traditional skills including cooking, blacksmithing, weaving, candlemaking, farming and other historical skills.

Interpreters who work at living history museums are enthusiastic about the past, and love to help visitors learn more about life in earlier times. They may be historians, teachers or even reenactors. Some sites hire interpreters to teach staff members how to portray someone from a particular time period.

Some living history museums are open only to school groups as field trips. Others are free, or charge a small fee for visitors. Many sites offer programs and workshops, such as candle-making classes, designed to appeal to enthusiasts interested in learning more about the past.

What is a military history museum?

A museum that tells the history of a specific military force, many of which have been in existence for centuries. Military history museums often focus on war battles and strategy. However, they may also have exhibits that include weapons, clothing and other equipment used in battle.

What is a military living history group?

A reenactment organization that focuses on portraying a military unit of another time period.

Even though their focus is not living history, some reenactment groups are considered living history organizations because they interpret or portray the past at public events and demonstrations.

What do you often find in an American G.I. Museum?

A museum dedicated to American infantrymen who fought in various wars during the 20th century, including WWII.

Museums are not limited to military history. Many tell the story of a particular time period or culture around the world. Others focus on animals, art or science. Many museums have exhibits that feature artifacts from everyday life, such as rocks, shells or household items.

What is a World War II museum?

A World War II museum is dedicated to soldiers and events of WWII.

Military museums may be dedicated to a specific war, such as WWII or the American Civil War, or focused on a particular fighting force, such as US Marines or Soviet Air Force.

Museums that interpret history often have exhibits that show what life was like at another time in the past. They may have equipment and clothing from a certain time period, furniture and toys. Many types of museums specialize in showing objects associated with a certain type of activity or work.

What is a tank museum?

Many museums are dedicated to a certain type of artifact or material culture. They may focus on things like clothes, furniture, toys, cars or even rock specimens.

A tank museum is one that specializes in tanks, the heavily-armed fighting vehicles used by many armies since WWII and may also have exhibits about other types of military equipment too.

Military or war museums may focus on weapons, or feature military vehicles such as tanks and airplanes. Some World War II museums have tanks, fighter planes and warships. They often display other items used by soldiers during the war, including uniforms and equipment. Many countries around the world have museums dedicated to their military history.

What types of artifacts might be found in World War II museum?

An individual World War II museum may have uniforms, weapons, equipment or other items used by soldiers in the war. An American museum may feature G.I. gear, weapons and equipment used during WWII by US forces. A Russian museum might display Soviet Air Force uniforms and helmets.

What are some examples of museums that house military vehicles?

The United States has many museums dedicated to military history. These include tanks and aircraft at the National Guard Air and Army Museum in Ohio, as well as vintage boats such as those found at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum in Michigan. Many countries around the world have museums that contain tanks and other military vehicles.

What Is considered History in Motion?

History in Motions is a type of museum that features vehicles as well as people, such as military trucks and tanks used during a historical event.

History in Motion museums often have both moving and still exhibits because they focus on the objects but also show how these items were used or who operated them during a certain time period.

What is a museum that specializes in World War II?

A museum that focuses on the men and women, events and equipment of World War II.

Many museums around the world focus on various aspects of WWII. Some show military life during the war era, while others feature objects used by soldiers or everyday items in use during that time period.

What Is considered History Alive?

An event where museum visitors participate in a re-enactment of an historical event, such as a World War II battle.

History Alive museums may also have hands-on exhibits and programs that show how objects were used during the war. Some events include actors and/or film crews to recreate history. They often feature military vehicles and equipment, and offer interactive activities, such as firing a machine gun or fixing radios.

What are some examples of History Alive museums?

Many United States World War II museums have living history programs that allow visitors to learn about different aspects of war life including touring camps or meeting historic figures. The National WWII Museum has several events each year, which include re-enactments of historic events, lectures and guest appearances by various military personnel. The War in the Pacific National Historical Park has a program that includes demonstrations of dog tags, Morse code and historical photographs.

What might be included in World War II history in motion vehicle demonstrations?

World War II History in Motion demonstrations would be about a military vehicle and its use in a historical event.

A WWII History in Motion museum may have demonstrations of vehicles being used during historic events, such as tanks firing at an enemy line or planes dropping bombs from the sky. Some museums offer speakers to explain how certain vehicles were used in battle or show films related to specific battles.

What might be included in a World War I tank museum?

A World War I tank museum could include some vehicles as well as uniforms, weapons and equipment used during the war.

A World War I tank museum will have a large collection of tanks from that era as well as various uniforms, guns and other items used by soldiers. Some museums display objects relating to specific battles or wars fought during this time period.

What might be included in a World War II tank museum?

A World War II tank muse would most likely contain tanks, planes or other vehicles used in WWII.

Operable military vehicles are the main attraction at History in Motion museums. These include tanks, airplanes, trucks and other equipment used during World War II. A tank history museum may also show how these items were used during the war, such as showing how people manned them and highlighting certain battles.

What might be included in living history educational school day events?

Living history education school day events is a children's school day that focuses on WWII history.

Schools often hold living educational events to give students a better understanding of an historical event, such as World War II battles. These may include listening to speakers or watching reenactments performed by actors in costumes. Students also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of war life, such as what tanks and planes looked like and how they were operated in battle.

 

MoxieInside

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Awesome WWI and WWII reenactment!

Ken

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Duval Evans

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Awesome display of historical military items.

Lawrence F

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Chuck Wright

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LOVED IT!! My daughter, grandsons and I went there last week.Real history comes to life.

Laura Rose

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Awesome

John Walker

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Grandkids a grandpa loved it....
Small but has great service vehicles. Additional displays are being built for more uniforms on the he second floor. This is a very small museum so your visit may take under an hour unless you take time to read information on each of the vehicles. The coolest thing is that all of the displayed vehicles are fully operational. A troop carrier had recently returned from touring France as part of a Normandy remembrance. A nice WW1 infantry display commemorating Texas doughboys. A unique, permanent Vietnam War memorial recognizing all those killed or missing in action updated as MIA remains are identified. The director mentioned since the vehicles are operational they are used in on-site reenactments including the Sherman tank and a French 2-man tank no one knows how it got to Texas.

Ethan Machac

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I've volunteered here the past two days and it's amazing. The tanks and other vehicles look brand new and the people are really nice. I definitely recommend coming down here.

Jon Ruehle

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A great place to visit with a lot of military hardware, light tanks, jeeps, personnel carriers from all of the wars. Even an F model Cobra and a PBR Mk2!

Luke Fuka

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Whowantsit

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Piece of history
Loved it here. Their veterans day artillery demonstration was great. They even have a flame thrower
Great museum.

Kelly Lewis

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Great collection. Vietnam dog tags were shocking and somber
A very special place to look back in time, Semper-fi to all.

John Reviews

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The Museum of American GI experience: Lots of cool stuff here. Workers are very friendly and know lots about the stuff here. Wide variety of things all about the wars. They have some old WWII Foreign Aid items as well as some American things that were used too. They have a huge wall of Vietnam War dog tags of real soldiers. Shop: All kinds of military items to buy in the shop. Bags, toys and more. There is a dog who greets you as soon as you walk in. Events: I’ve been to a few events here throughout the years, they ride tanks and have re-enactments if you have the time it’s cool to go to one. Vehicles: All kinds of real old tanks and vehicles used during wars, they have a huge helicopter on the ceiling used in airborne. Place is awesome we will definitely be back again soon for events and to see all the new additions to the museum. Highly recommend going to this place if you have the time! 100/10!

Levi Ison

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It was fun walk at your own pace

Ron England

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Loved it
Pretty neat and got to push start a willys with a bad starter

Tim Wenzel

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Small museum but packed with information and displays. The display of tanks and military vehicles is impressive. Younger kids may like seeing this part but probably won't get it
We loved it, we will go back for more adventures!!!
Outstanding place. This is a great museum. My son loved it here
Neat military vehicles to look at and friendly people. Not ever crowded.
What a great museum! So much to see! I found out about it by being part of the Patriot Guard Riders who escorted the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument of dog tags to the museum 8 years ago. What an experience! And what an honor to our Vietnam veterans. God bless them all!
Very interesting and informative. Amazing for a small new museum

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Mike Wil

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Lots of cool vehicle displays.
Very amazing place and experience. Met some amazing people and will definitely be returning here.

matt husband

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Loved it a really well done museum with a great staff
This place is pretty awesome if you are into history. It's not very big but the displays are well taken care of to "like" new .
Small but has great service vehicles. Additional displays are being built for more uniforms on the he second floor. This is a very small museum so your visit may take under an hour unless you take time to read information on each of the vehicles. The coolest thing is that all of the displayed vehicles are fully operational. A troop carrier had recently returned from touring France as part of a Normandy remembrance. A nice WW1 infantry display commemorating Texas doughboys. A unique, permanent Vietnam War memorial recognizing all those killed or missing in action updated as MIA remains are identified. The director mentioned since the vehicles are operational they are used in on-site reenactments including the Sherman tank and a French 2-man tank no one knows how it got to Texas.

walter chief

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It's a good museum for its size, definitely worth stopping in to check out the Renault WW1 tank-- I've been to a lot of military museums and you just don't see WW1 tanks. The gift shop is actually pretty good as well.
Awesome vehicles! Great displays! Fascinating audio stories! Well worth the price

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Emely Lara

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Great place to learn about tanks, uniforms, and the meaning of the metals from different times of War...

June Walker

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Travis Guill

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Great place, knowledgeable staff, and some amazing pieces of history.

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Rick Skaggs

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Renault tank a must see

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Paul #Martin

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Went to the museum today, and they had an outdoor event where they were demonstrating on how to shoot certain guns and they did a great 👍 job. Unfortunately because of the wind and the expected rain to come (which never did) they couldn’t show us the flamethrower which I guess a lot of people there were hoping to see. But the experience was the best thing ever. The best part was when a general was role playing a soldier, (who he studied and researched on) and how it felt to be in world war 1&2. The best museum I’ve ever been to. Very entertaining!!!😊😊
Very interesting. The uniforms were in amazing condition despite their age.

Martin Bunch

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Amazing
Everything you need to know about our great soldiers. God Bless America 🇺🇸
Wow, some great displays. A real neat place lots to see

Vic Kingrey

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Great fun place to visit and see all the items they have! Had lots of fun!

Kaitlin Shaw

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Great place, I recommend the tour. We learned so much. They also have a memorial day event where they actually drive all the vehicles.

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Laura Rose

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Awesome

Pat Wilder

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Outstanding! We took our 12 year old grandson. He got to ride in the tank and shoot the Howitzer. A great time and memory for all. My husband loved it, and we plan on attending in the spring, when folks bring all their personal vehicles.

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Matt Payne

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Definitely worth going to. Will return.

Lisa Stout

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Great history place. Gives the history of all American wars. Has original tanks.
A great visit with our Korean War vet in tow.

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Joan Skerry

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So much info and great machines like a helicopter, tank etc.
The WWII re-enactment weekend was GREAT!!
Nice tribute to the G.I.

C Gamers

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Who wouldn't love this small but well-designed space for learning about the military history of the Brazos valley? The vehicles and uniforms are all restored to their original condition. Though kids can't climb on them, the machines are still remarkable. The museum is obviously a labor of love for the kind and welcoming staff.

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Ripp Tackett

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Great staff and equipment. My son is a big fan of tanks and this didn’t disappoint.

Lori Strunk

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This is a awesome museum felt honored as I'm an army veteran

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Misty Golden

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Helpful staff and great displays. Learned so much. Amazing collection of WWI & WWII propaganda posters.
Absolutely amazing museum, I visited right around Christmas 2021, and despite the activity of the neighboring Santa's Wonderland, this museum was nearly entirely quiet. If this museum were closer to home, I'd be here every day!

Ray Torres

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Very educational exhibit. Great restoration of the first type tank. The uniform display was interesting. Worth the admission and knowledge.

Ray Torres

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Very educational exhibit. Great restoration of the first type tank. The uniform display was interesting. Worth the admission and knowledge.

Hugh Leland

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Get to bring my grandson back, lots of stuff he would be interested in.

Paul Hergert

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Well preserved and displayed memorabilia and am outstanding staff. Paul and Cody are very pleasant and knowledgeable. Well worth a stop if you're in the area.

Aaron Clark

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Had a great experience, went with 3 kids. The 7 year old loved it. The 2 year olds loved running around, but it was over their heads. All and all a great experience, and we will definitely be going back.
Loved it here. Their veterans day artillery demonstration was great. They even have a flame thrower

Jim K

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Very humbling experience for small off the road museum. Well worth a visit for good history of all the Armed Forces from Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Norm Irwin

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Brent and crew are great people to deal with.
Great place with an absolutely amazing military vehicle display.

Rickey Nance

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Great museum Highlight to me was the WW1 Tank- Couldn't believe how good the condition it was in.

Mary Berry

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Ryan Neisner

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Enthusiastic staff. Great place to take the kiddos. They fired a WW 1 cannon last time we went!

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Dusty Hegge

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(Translated by Google) Very good place to remember history (Original) Muy buen lugar para recordar la historia

Damon Wilson

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Great

May Lee

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My honest review of Museum of the American GI My thoughts: They had lots of tanks and memorabilia from WW2, some of my favorite items would have to be the Japanese “Good Luck Flag” that would be given to Japanese soldiers before they went off into battle. You should come for their re-enactments, they have tanks you can drive! Final verdict: Amazing place to visit, definitely come whenever they have events!

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Mike Hamner

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Lots of info and variety of tanks, synopsis of timelines of WWI and subsequent wars. Very interesting, certainly worth a visit.

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