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Friday, 24 September 2010

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The Sealed Knot's recent re-enactment of an episode from the First Gulf War has been condemned by spectators as the worst yet.

The attempt to recreate the aerial bombing campaign, during which coalition forces dropped 88,500 tonnes of bombs in an attempt to destroy the Iraqi air force and anti-aircraft facilities, was hampered a complete absence of planes.

Instead bemused spectators watched as fully-grown adults pretended to be aeroplanes, imitating engine noises, interspersed with the occasional poor impersonation of a travelling bomb and half-hearted cries of "yeah, that bomb definitely hit the target".

The performance of the "enemy" was criticised as even more lacklustre, with the re-enactors giving very unconvincing performances as destroyed military infrastructure.

The leader of the society, Syd Bustard, was forced to abandon the performance even before the scud missile "grand finale", after the deafening sound of boos from spectators.

Bustard was quick to apologise for the "shambles" but blamed lack of preparation time after they were forced to abandon their re-enactment of an unspecified suicide bombing attack as it was "too soon" after the event.

But he was keen to stress they had already obtained permission to use planes for their next performance, a re-enactment of the kamikaze attacks on USS Bunker Hill.

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