Cossacks of the Surrey steppes
Macfilos Weekender with Mike Evans
Every November the Brooklands Museum in Surrey hosts the popular Military Vehicles Day — and you get much more than the mere vehicles on which to practice your photoraphy. The event is a magnet for re-enactment societies, mainly with a World War II flavour. It's not only Battle of Britain aces and Winston or General Patton lookalikes, it is an opportunity to indulge in some rather convincing role play. On the one side we have WWII German re-enactors, some of whom are dressed to the nines in uniforms that would not be legal in Germany, to a surprisingly large contingent of Red Army troops refighting the Germans on the Eastern front. This rather splendid cossack officer was snapped with a Leica Monochrom (Typ 246) and Leica 50mm Apo-Summicron-M ASPH.