Pay the Piper: Bagpipes Played on D-Day – UPDATED

Via Imperial War Museum

A mad, splendid story, from a time when a little madness was a magnificent thing:ANY reasonable observer might have thought Bill Millin was unarmed as he jumped off the landing ramp at Sword Beach, in Normandy, on June 6th 1944. Unlike his colleagues, the pale 21-year-old held no rifle in his hands. Of course, in full Highland rig as he was, he had his trusty skean dhu, his little dirk, tucked in his right sock. But that was soon under three feet of water as he waded ashore, a weary soldier … [Read more...]


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