Piper James Reid

| February 22, 2011

Reid was one of several pipers who played at the battle. He was captured along with 558 men by Cumberland’s troops and taken to England. There James was put on trial and accused of high treason against the English Crown. Piper Reid claimed that he was innocent because he did not have a gun or a sword. He said that the only thing he did that day on the battlefield was play the bagpipe

The Lost Pipers of the Little Bighorn

| February 17, 2011

For many it comes as a surprise to learn that General Custer had five pipers among his ranks when he made his legendary last stand at the Little Bighorn. Nearly every historian of the West’s most famous and storied battle would dismiss such a claim. That is until they dig a little deeper into the lives that were lost on that grassy Montana plain, June 25, 1876.

‘In Memoriam’ a word about the other Pipers of War.

| February 15, 2011

Over 1,000 pipers fell in the Great War alone, and no complete record exists for the countless fallen before. Sadly memories are short, today soon forgets yesteryear and the sacrifices made by many of these men have passed into forgotten history. There have been many who have asked why our films only feature the stories […]

Pipe Major David Anderson

| February 14, 2011

Anderson advanced to the third line of trenches where he again took another round. He fell to the ground, stunned and bleeding. After a moment he was able to raise himself to a seated position where he continued to pipe his comrades on. While he played in this position a German shell exploded beside him. The shrapnel shattered his drones and pelted his body. Injured as servely as he was, Pipe Major Anderson rose to his feet and was almost immediately attacked by a German soldier…

Just Beyond the Next Trench

| February 10, 2011

“Is there not more to life than to be remembered for their death?” And yes, there is more. They make us ask why, they make us reflect, they make us remember. We can only give back to them; for so much was given to us. We are the tellers of their stories. May they shine and be remembered with respect and dignity for giving all they had, not just for having died but also for having lived.