Friday, November 05, 2010

Some Piping for the Weekend


Something a little different this week. This is the victory march of the 51st Highland Division through Bremerhaven, Germany on 7 May 1945. I don't know the first tune. It sounds a bit like Siege of Delhi but it isn't. After that, the film jumps around a bit and we get snippets of Piobaireachd of Donal Dhu, Highland Laddie, and Cock of the North. The last few seconds show armoured vehicles and tanks rolling by with no pipe accompaniment. Just as well, I suspect. I wouldn't like to blow a pipe in all that dirt those tanks stirred up. (Or could it be exhaust? No catalytic converter on your 1945 all-tread armoured vehicle? Either way, not a pleasant piping experience.) It seems to have covered the reviewing stand, too. (Stop that sniggering in the ranks!)