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Great Siege of Brimstone Hill to be Re-enacted

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.

An official at the St. Kitts Tourism Authority stated, “Besides being fun for the participants, these staged battles are often even more interesting for viewers, since the battle is crafted for optimal dramatic effect.

The official also indicated that the re-enactors will be dressed in full regalia and will use real weaponry, including authentic muskets, bayonets and cannons.

The French forces attacked St. Kitts with 8,000 soldiers and 31 warships, forcing the local militia to retreat to Brimstone Hill Fortress where, with the garrison (altogether numbering less than 1,000) held out for four weeks of heavy artillery fire before they surrendered.

Working with the Tourism Authority to put on the event is the British Soldiers Fund, which is said to be a charitable organization that is dedicated to providing lifetime aid and support for British allied soldiers and their families.

Admission to Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park during these two days will be $8 per person.

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