A World War II re-enactment where Germany emerged victorious

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Wellington, Sep. 21 (ANI): After a fierce gun battle involving heavy artillery, mortars and plenty of explosions, Germans forced the Allies to surrender during a re-enactment of World War II at New Zealand's Wakefield.

The mock WWII was organised by the Nelson Army Group, which hosted about 25 members of army groups from all around New Zealand, Stuff.co.nz reports.

According to spokesman Brian Johns the battle was one of the best they had ever put on.

"Everyone is saying that, just because it was really well choreographed and there was a lot happening," he said.

Although, the re-enactment was a representation of the German retreat through France after the Normandy landings during World War II, but on this occasion, the Germans won.

"We tend to bounce that one around a bit. Last time, it was the Allies who won."

Johns said the battle scenario involved a German command centre, which was taken over by an Allied contingent only to be outflanked again by a German infantry unit.

There were even explosions happening in barrels representing mortar attacks, which the Allies often used.

The spectators seemed to be enjoying the battle.

"They always do, we spent the rest of the afternoon answering questions people had. We even had an old World War II vet come up with his son to say how much he enjoyed it. That was great," Johns said.

The next re-enactment will be at the Blenheim A and P show in preparation for the Tauranga City Air Show next February. (ANI)

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