Operation Ridge 2020.
Around the start of February each year the 1st are invited to participate in Operation Ridge which takes place in and around Darley Dale. It's one of the largest private re-enactment events in the UK, in which both Allied and German groups participate.
Chris Morris joined the U.S forces on this event, and acted as a combat photographer. He produced the magnificent video below.
All of the footage was shot during Ridge 2020. I think it highlights the enthusiasm of all groups involved, and their passion to accurately portray the infantry men of the 1940's
Exercise Last Resolve 2019.
The 1st Infantry Division joined forces with The Reconnaissance Troop Living History Group and re-badged as the the 28th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, 109th Infantry Regiment as a Combat Team Post Hurtgen Forrest campaign, moving into Luxemburg.
This was a night event starting at dusk Saturday, and returning to camp around first light Sunday. The video below was shot around 21:00 hrs as the combined units moved out for a night patrol into enemy territory. The objective was to recon the area, and to identify whether the target bridge over the River Moselle was suitable to carry armour/troop transports into Germany.
Hughenden Manor - September 2018
Members of the fighting First holding the line against a German push
1st Infantry Division LHG - Short film
This is the finished project of our short film that the 1st ID group were working on in collaboration with idp-film.com. The short film follows a 1st Div rifle squad moving up to the MLR (main line of resistance) and advancing from the jump off point towards the sounds of enemy artillery.
Bovington Tankfest 2015
This video was recorded by one of our members using a GoPro camera during the battle at Tankfest on the second day of the event. We are trying to use these cameras more often to get more footage from events that the unit attends.
Bovington Tankfest 2015 - Made with idp-films.
The short film shows footage of our display at Tankfest 2015 and members of the unit occupying foxholes. The setup here was portraying 1st ID's positions in
Normandy on D-Day +16