The Portrait of James Richardson, VC

Portrait of Piper James Richardson, who on the 8th of October, 1916 during the battle of the Somme, led his regiment into battle without a gun. It is the story of a boy, who with unparalleled valour, picked up a set of bagpipes and stood in the face of deadly enemy fire and turned the tide of war with the defiant sound of the Highland Bagpipe. This is the intimate portrait of a lad from British Columbia, 20 years of age, slight in stature, and with the courage of a giant who helped earn for Canada a new place among the nations of the world. For his actions James Richardson became Canada's only piper to earn the Victoria Cross.

Printed on 11 x 14 High Quality Gloss Finish Artist’s Paper


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