Register for ‘Battle’s Over – A nation’s tribute’

Hundreds of pipers around the world have already registered for this once-in-a-lifetime tribute to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

We would like to reach 1,000.

Essentially, this tribute lasts all day on November 11 next year but it kicks off at 06:00 with pipers around the world playing of the well known retreat march, When the Battle’s O’er.

Why so early, you ask?

Well, the Armistice of Compiègne was signed at that time on November 11, 1918. It marked the end of the fighting on the Western Front and ultimately the end of the Great War, that terrible, gruelling four year conflict that saw millions killed and wounded, including around 2,000 pipers. Countries all around the world were affected in what was one of the largest wars in history.

A contemporary sketch of Daniel Laidlaw VC playing during the Battle of Loos. Laidlaw, seeing that his company was shaken with the effects of gas, mounted the parapet and, marching up and down, played his company out of the trench. The effect was immediate and the company dashed to the assault.

We are asking you to play the Pipe Major William Robb composition at 0600hrs local time at any location of your choice, whether it is a cenotaph or war memorial in your village, town or city – or even outside your house … any location you feel appropriate. The choice is yours.

Following the event, those taking part will be able to download the special certificate that they can then frame as a permanent reminder of their involvement. To register simply complete your details below.

Each month, a list of those taking part will be published in the Piping Times.

To register please click HERE.

Thank you.

By | 2017-11-07T10:53:43+00:00 September 24th, 2017|General, Latest News, Pipe Band|Comments Off on Register for ‘Battle’s Over – A nation’s tribute’

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