INSTRUMENT OF WAR
Winner of 8 awards this landmark series, aired on international television including PBS and the History Channel, is the definitive history of the great Highland bagpipe and its music both in peace and war.
This is an amazing 3 dvd set, narrated by Charlton Heston
Disc 1: INSTRUMENT OF WAR - LADIES FROM HELL
Ladies from Hell was a title given to the fierce kilted Highlanders by their enemies. The use of the bagpipes in war is very ancient among the Celtic people an this film traces the story from the “Braveheart” days of Wallace to the siege of the Alamo and the battle of the Clans to the carnage of World War One.
‘Ladies From Hell’ was a title given to the fierce kilted Highlanders by their enemies. The use of the bagpipe in war is very ancient among the Celtic people and this film traces the story from the ‘braveheart’ days of William Wallace to the seige of the Alamo and from the battle of the Clans to the twentieth century carnage of WWI. Instrument of War is the most comprehensive film history of the Great Highland Bagpipe ever made. Narrated by Tom Conti, Hannah Gordon and Charlton Heston, the series features Phil Collins, Jackie Stewart, Capercaillie and the Prince of Wales, as well as war veterans, historians and musicians from around the world.
ASIN : B001N97IXY
Disc 2: INSTRUMENT OF WAR - CALL TO THE BLOOD
This film traces the effect of the bagpipe from the battlefields of World War II to the present day. Its haunting sound awakens a distant past in people around the world: the “Call to the Blood” is strong. Disc
3: WHEN THE PIPERS PLAY - FINAL PART OF THE TRILOGY
This compelling multi award winning film combines inspiring songs with stunning footage, bringing to the screen a unique insight into one of the world’s most popular instruments DVD BONUS Extra music tracks plus unseen footage of the world’s greatest pipers in competition
Instrument Of War Part 1: Ladies From Hell (DVD)
Excellent Article on The Ladies from Hell from History.Neet
Over the top and amid the carnage and confusion of No Man’s Land stepped Highland regimental bagpipers. Screaming out “the Charge” it was “the most awful music to be heard by men who have the Highlanders against them, and with fixed bayonets and hand-grenades they stormed the German trenches,” wrote Sir Philip Gibbs, one of the five official British reporters during World War I…
Read more on History Net The Ladies from Hell