Monday, 28 October 2013
A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF ARROYOMOLINOS
It was another great effort by the local people of Arroyomolinos, imaginative period costumes and the uniforms were quite convincing, horses behaved with perfect discipline but plenty of spirited charges and general roistering around.
I captured a few little minutes of the battle, if the camera seems juddery it's because every time another incredibly loud cannon shot went off I jumped out of my skin, there were plenty of minor rifle shots too. Imagine how loud the real battle was, with thousands of men shooting and hundreds horses thundering around the battle field, must have been a frightening chaos in the sombre light of dawn during a drenching thunder storm.
Here are the French and British arriving on the battlefield with Spanish civilians, one with video camera!