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Wartime preparation on display at Fort Rodd Hill

Parks Canada Bob Campbell of Parks Canada describes the use of soldiers
Parks Canada Bob Campbell of Parks Canada describes the use of soldiers' weaponry around the time of the First World War during Victoria Mobilize! A Downton Abbey-inspired Edwardian picnic and mobilization event at Fort Rodd Hill. Victoria Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association members Mark Ivins, left, holds a Ross Mark 3 rifle, while fellow member Connor Thomas (hidden) carried the later issue short magazine Lee Enfield rifle.
— image credit: Don Descoteau/News staff

Victoria Mobilize! held Saturday and Sunday at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, saw members of the Victoria Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association join forces with Parks Canada staff to give visitors a glimpse into the local response to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

Visitors to the park experienced demonstrations, period music, games, a costume dress-up area and lectures about life in that era.

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