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D-Day piper 'played amidst gunfire'

A Scottish bagpiper who played his fellow soldiers ashore during the D-Day landings in 1944 has been remembered by veterans in Portsmouth.

A Scottish bagpiper who played his fellow soldiers ashore during the D-Day landings in 1944 has been remembered by veterans in Portsmouth.

Bill Millin, known as Piper Bill, defied orders and took his bagpipes to D-Day.

Patrick Churchill, a friend of Bill Millin, said that the piper had led the troops on to the beaches "completely unarmed".

  • 02 Jun
  • From the section UK