Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Scottish Soldier

Here's one for Goodnight Vienna .



Shame about the couple of Braveheart-esque daubs which fleetingly appear in the background and the Scot Nat slogan towards the end (over a painting of a Napoleonic battle , probably Waterloo , no less ? Have they no sense of irony ?).

There were so many good photos in the sequence - the lamented KOSB in the Gulf wearing their red roses in their bonnets to commemorate Minden ; a painting I'd never seen before of the Scots Greys at Waterloo and their war memorial on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle ; King Robert I and Sir William Wallace ; and what must be the most stirring war memorial in Scotland : that of The Cameronians ,even more lamented than the KOSB , in Glasgow's West End .

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