Battleship NC comes alive with World War II reenactors

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Visitors to the Battleship North Carolina Saturday had the chance to see what life was like during World War II as the ship came alive!

World War II living history reenactors were on hand to perform daily duties and common drills while answering questions about what life was like on the ship and also on the homefront.

We spoke to one woman, Helen Harrington, who was portraying Rosie the Riveter.

She says many who came to the event were blown away by all the history.

“They’re very interested, and some just did not know everything that went on during World War II. And so, they are enlightened by the V-Mail, by the victory and patriotic pins, sweetheart jewelry,” said Harrington.

The event was free with admission to the battleship.

Battleship Alive! happens a few times a year. The next chance you’ll have to check it out is in April.

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