Paradigm Motion Picture Co.
THE PIPES OF WAR
by Cathy Erdmann
During the height of the Great War the 16th Battalion
Canadian Scottish were detailed to hold the line at Ploegsteert and Hill 63 in
Flanders. One night while returning across the broken earth and muddy fields to
the rest area from the front, James Richardson was startled by a rustling in the
dark. The young soldier immediately dropped into a shell hole, clutching his
rifle and waited for the enemy to move. But the enemy never advanced.
Mustering his courage he quietly crawled up the embankment
for to look around. He saw nothing. Then a soft whimper broke the tension and
there in the moonlight James could see a small black and tan dog tangled in the
remnants of broken barbed wire. Carefully James scooped up the pup and by faint
moonlight and tender mercy Jimmy gingerly removed the barbs from the delighted
dog. Eager to have a new friend the pup lapped at Jimmy’s face, frantically
licking the whole of it. The bond was made and for the next several months the
boy and his dog were inseparable.
Paradigm Motion Picture Co. is proud to announce a limited
edition bronze by the acclaimed artist, Cathy Erdmann. Cathy is renowned for her
talent in bringing life and emotion to her sculpture and this exclusive casting
is no exception. Cathy was moved by the actual events that set a display of
humanity against the brutality of the Great War. Compelled to capture the
touching moment portrayed in the film,
Valour, The Story of James Richardson VC, Cathy created this emotional
In advance of the film and in honour of the The Canadian
Scottish Regiment’s Centennial year, we are pleased to offer the following:
After Casting $5,200
Casting limited to 25 pieces
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