Every weekend, thousands of hobbyists converge in empty fields to dig trenches, erect tents, gas up their tanks, and stage battles from the beaches of Normandy to the deserts of North Africa. Because the Second World War is still deeply embedded in Britain's collective consciousness, the act of reenactment is deeply personal for many participants. And when they wear uniforms that belonged to their fathers or grandfathers, they feel that they are bridging seven decades of memory.
Daniella Zalcman is based in London and New York. She has worked for The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair. Her photographs have appeared in exhibits throughout New York City and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She graduated from Columbia University in 2009 with a degree in architecture.