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Churchill tanks of 6th Guards Tank Brigade and troops of the 10th Highland Light Infantry, 15th (Scottish) Division, during the assault on Tilburg, Holland, 28 October 1944.

Churchill tanks of 6th Guards Tank Brigade and troops of the 10th Highland Light Infantry, 15th (Scottish) Division, during the assault on Tilburg, Holland, 28 October 1944.

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

English children watch the activity around a Matilda Mk II tank of British 44th Royal Tank Regiment during exercises against "enemy" parachute troops. Findon, Sussex, England, U.K. 4 March 1941.

English children watch the activity around a Matilda Mk II tank of British 44th Royal Tank Regiment during exercises against "enemy" parachute troops. Findon, Sussex, England, U.K. 4 March 1941.

At Utah Beach, June 6, the rear house is called "The house red"

At Utah Beach, June 6, the rear house is called "The house red"

British Churchill Crocodile Tank, towing the flame thrower's fuel in a trailer behind it

British Churchill Crocodile Tank, towing the flame thrower's fuel in a trailer behind it

British infantry armed with Lee Enfields (SMLE) and a Bren Gun ride on a Sherman tank of the 11th Armoured Division in Holland, 24th September 1944.

British infantry armed with Lee Enfields (SMLE) and a Bren Gun ride on a Sherman tank of the 11th Armoured Division in Holland, 24th September 1944.

Bill Millin was a 21-year-old private in Britain’s First Special Service Brigade when his unit landed on the strip of coast the Allies code-named Sword Beach, near  Caen, at the eastern end of the invasion front for the landings on June 6, 1944. Wading ashore in waist-high water that he said caused his kilt to float, Private Millin reached the beach, then marched up and down, unarmed, playing the tunes Lord Lovat had requested, including “Highland Laddie” and “Road to the Isles.”

Bill Millin, 88; Piper Played on D-Day

Bill Millin was a 21-year-old private in Britain’s First Special Service Brigade when his unit landed on the strip of coast the Allies code-named Sword Beach, near Caen, at the eastern end of the invasion front for the landings on June 6, 1944. Wading ashore in waist-high water that he said caused his kilt to float, Private Millin reached the beach, then marched up and down, unarmed, playing the tunes Lord Lovat had requested, including “Highland Laddie” and “Road to the Isles.”

A Churchill tank in the North Irish Horse VII, carrying troops of the 21st Infantry Division, north of Castel Borsetti, the March 2, 1945.

A Churchill tank in the North Irish Horse VII, carrying troops of the 21st Infantry Division, north of Castel Borsetti, the March 2, 1945.

Troops of 1 Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB), 9th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, firing a captured Hotchkiss machine gun during street fighting in Caen, 10 July 1944.

Troops of 1 Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB), 9th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, firing a captured Hotchkiss machine gun during street fighting in Caen, 10 July 1944.

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