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Delaware Goes to War at Cape Henlopen State Park April 26

Apr 05, 2014

The Fort Miles Historical Association and Cape Henlopen State Park will host the annual Delaware Goes to War Re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 26.

About 100 living historians in World War II uniforms will have period gear and drive in vintage vehicles. A World War II searchlight will be demonstrated, as well as artillery loading and firing at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Participants will re-enact the 1945 surrender of the crew of a German U-Boat at Fort Miles. Speakers will talk about the Civil Air Patrol and Fort DuPont during the war.

Tours of Battery 519 will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a reduced price of $3. Docents will answer questions and provide information about how the big guns at Fort Miles targeted enemy surface ships. Visitors will have the opportunity to “fire” a 12-inch gun.

The band WWTunes will perform in the orientation building at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., playing music from the 1930s and ’40s, a feature popular at last year’s event.

At 3 p.m., a Wall of Honor Ceremony will be held in Battery 519. Food and drinks will be for sale. Park entrance fees will be in effect.

 

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