Brimstone Hill “under Siege” from Today

Don Beale, one of the re-enactors has specified that his team was prepared to replicate the actual events as closely as possible with pockets of dramatic intensity during re-enactments of the skirmishes and ambushes that took place.

He explained that the British Brigade was excited about combining with the local members of the St. Kitts Nevis Defence Force who will form part of the team to create a realistic battle. He said this would involve machete wielding and simulated bloodshed.

“The history of the actual skirmishes that took place over the period of the thirty day siege of Brimstone Hill is actually quite fascinating. Machete bearing locals would triumph over soldiers with swords and bayonets. It was unbelievable and we look forward to recreating this for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Beale emphasized.

Beale has expressed gratitude to the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority for the additional activities planned for the re-enactors, giving them a chance to enjoy St. Kitts and Nevis as a travel destination as well.Organizers of the event have stated that the battle will be re-enacted twice daily, on 30th and 31st March, by U.S.-based re-enactors. The times slated for the presentations are 11:00 am and 2:00 pm each day, for a total of four times.

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