D-Day, Sword Beach: Monument Piper William ‘Bill’ Millin – Colleville-Montgomery, France

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Piper William Bill Millin statue

Piper William Bill Millin statue

On D-Day, June 6th 1944, Piper William “Bill” Millin led the way playing his bagpipe for the Scottish Commando’s of Lord Lovat’s 1st Special Service Brigade landing on the shore of Sword Beach. This statue was erected here to honor him and his comrades. Bill survived the war, and would even play the pipes on Lord Lovat’s funeral in 1995.

Monument Piper William Bill Millin

Monument Piper William Bill Millin


You can find the statue along the beach on the T-crossing of the Boulevard Maritime and the Avenue de Bruxelles.

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