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One of first soldiers to charge the beach on D-Day was a Canadian bagpiper, who said he only survived because German snipers thought he was too crazy to shoot

On June 6, 1944, a soldier named Bill Millin played the bagpipes to boost morale as Allied troops stormed beaches in Normandy, France, on D-Day to liberate Nazi-occupied France. His commander ordered him to wade on the Normandy shores and play Scottish classics, even though England had banned bagpipers. Millin, […]
One of first soldiers to charge the beach on D-Day was a Canadian bagpiper, who said he only survived because German snipers thought he was too crazy to shoot