What did it do fore you




 
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October 16th, 2004  
BlackBear
 

Topic: What did it do fore you


In many wars and in many battles Scottish pipers have led soldiers into battle,,,
Have you ever went to a battle with a piper in front of you

and if so what does it do for you how did it effect you emotionally.

did you feel pride in yourself and the power to take on the enemy did it boost your moral

Ex Piper
Scots guards
October 17th, 2004  
CavScout
 
I have done some re-enactment battles with pipes playing and it didn't do much for me as I couldn't hear them well over the tromping of feet and the jingling of armor.
October 17th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
As long as we're talkin Scottish pipes (ie damn loud, you can hear them over almost anything), then I love them. I don't know that they make me feel superior, but for me its a feel good, happy experience. Then again, I'm weird. Tocatta and Fuge in D Minor (often used in Phantom of the Opera) is one of the most soothing and relaxing pieces of music I can think of. Most would say that particular piece of music is creepy ... but its not.
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October 18th, 2004  
SFC
 
Basically it does nothing for the soldiers, but it puts the fear of God to the enemy, i.e., the drums at the Alamo, bugles at Pork Chop Hill, etc., as it has psychological effects on the enemy.

SFC
October 21st, 2004  
taff
 
MY FATHER SAID THAT AN ATTACK WAS PUT IN VERY EARLY ONE MORNING IN NORMANDY THE MIST WAS GOING ACROOS THE FIELDS AND HE SAID IT DID LIFT HIM AND THE GUYS WITH HIM,AND YES IT DID SCARE THE HELL OUT OF THE GERMANS,DIDNT STOP THEM FIGHTING BUT YOU CANT HAVE EVERY THING .......OH BUY THE WAY THEY KICKED THERE WELL EQUIPED NICE UNIFORMED ARSES REAL GOOD[/b]
October 21st, 2004  
taff
 
IT DID A LOT FOR MY DAD AND HE WAS VERY MUCH ON THE SHARP END DID NOT KNOW THAT THE BAG PIPES WERE USED WITH THE US FORCES AND OBVIOSLEY IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED AS NOT BEING A MORALE LIFTER WITH THE US FORCES
TANGO20
October 21st, 2004  
taff
 
SORRY ITS NOTTANGO 20 ITS TAFF
January 24th, 2005  
Claymore
 
 
All I know is what my Grandfather used to tell me.
"I pity then man that hears the pipes and isna Scottish!"
He fought in one of the Highland regiments during WWII - I don't know if they ever had the pipers lead them in battle. But, he did tell me that my Great-Grandfather (Black Watch Regiment) did go into battle during WWI to the pipes. To be honest I don't know if this is actually true or not, but it sure sounds cool.
January 24th, 2005  
Marksman
 
 
i think pipes boost moral and adrenalin,as u march in to battle,just as nowadays music does
January 24th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
I would and I'm not even Scottish! Love bagpipe music

Anyone know any good marching bagpipes songs?