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Saturday, May 27th 2006

9:50 PM

Military Day in Buenos Aires

  • Who: Russ & Trish
  • Thoughts:
Trish and I went along to the military polo fields for their open day. It was a fascinating insight into the Argentine military system with recruitment stalls for various regiments and even an anti-aircraft gun for the kids to play on!

We were also treated to a spectacular show beginning with the massed bands which were excellent. We saw cavalry demonstrations, a mock 19th Century battle (against the English, curiously defended by Scots Guards), helicopter raids and plenty of gunpowder smoke thanks to the cannons.

The massed bands of the Argentine armed forces (part of them anyway!)

The mounted band

A mock battle with victory for Argentina

The cannon roared loud!

A spectaculary cavalry charge

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