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Bagpipes in War TV Series 3 DVD Set

Bagpipes in War TV Series 3 DVD Set

The award winning cult series ‘Instrument of War’ is the most comprehensive film history of the Bagpipes ever made. The series of three films, made for international television, has been shown on PBS and the History Channel now available as a 3 Disc Set

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Instrument of War series 3 DVD Set

The Powerful Story of the Great Highland Bagpipe. Narrated by Tom Conti, Hannah Gordon and Charlton Heston. Songs by Isla St Clair. Produced and Directed by Patrick King

Disc 1: LADIES FROM HELL
The first part of this award winning series starts in ancient times and concludes at the end of World War One, when Scottish pipers still led their troops into battle. This definitive history contains rare archive footage. Specially shot sequences include:
- Fort Ticonderoga, New York-
- George Ives, last survivor of the Boer War
- Harry Lunan, last piper in action during WWI

- Royalty and the Scottish Regiments.

- The Territorial Army during WWI

Disc 2: CALL TO THE BLOOD
Part 2 traces the effect of the bagpipes from the battlefields of World War II to the present day. Specially shot sequences include:

- The duties of a regimental piper in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
- Pipers in the Burma campaign during WWII
- What the pipes mean to Phil Collins and Capercaillie
- The Canadian piper who fought on D-Day
- The original Army Piping School in Edinburgh
- The effect of the bagpipes in far away places featuring pipers including Breton pipers.
- How the pipes were used as a propaganda weapon during WWII

Disc 3: WHEN THE PIPERS PLAY
This landmark film, winner of four gold awards and shown on international television including PBS, is the definitive history of the bagpipe and its music.

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