Invasion of Normandy
Why Germans Didn’t Shoot This D-Day Bagpiper

Bill Millin, the personal piper to Lord Lovat, a prominent British Commando in World War II, was ordered by Lovat to play the bagpipes as his fellow soldiers died around him on Sword Beach and all the way to the seize of Pegasus Bridge during the Normandy Landings. Millin asked some captured German snipers why they never targeted him and he was told that they all assumed he was a “dummkopf,” a dolt or a stupid person. His courageous yet risky actions are portrayed in the 1962 film, “The Longest Day,” starring John Wayne.

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Submitted by: Morgan Birck
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