Videos tagged with "soldiers"
Colonel James Gardiner Grave Graveyard Carriden Bo'ness West Lothian Scotland [00:36]
Tour Scotland video of the Colonel James Gardiner gravestone in the old graveyard at Carriden on visit to Bo'ness, West Lothian. James, born 10th of January 1687, died, 21st September 1745, was a Scottish soldier who fought in the British Army, including during the 1745 Jacobite rising. He was born at Carriden, educated in Linlithgow, and joined the army at the age of fourteen. He served with distinction in several battles and was promoted through the ranks to Colonel in 1743. Gardiner was known as a rake in his youth, but had a religious experience in 1719 and became a devout convert. In 1726 he married Frances Erskine, daughter to the ninth Earl of Buchan; five of their thirteen children survived to adulthood. During the Battle of Ramillies he was shot through the mouth and nearly killed by a French soldier who had returned to plunder the dead. However, Gardiner was spared after being mistaken for a French soldier. At the Battle of Prestonpans he was mortally wounded by the Highlanders after his dragoons had fled the field and he was attempting to rally some footsoldiers. He received a mortal blow whilst wounded on the ground and was stripped to the waist as his possessions were looted by the Highlanders. After the battle Gardiner was carried from the field by a servant to nearby Tranent where he soon died. By a quirk of fate Gardiner lived close to the battlefield in Bankton House. " A brave soldier and a devout Christian. I have fought a good fight, I have kept the ...
Winter View Black Watch Memorial Dundee Scotland [00:58]
Tour Scotland Winter video of the Black Watch Memorial in Dundee. A windy morning at the the larger than life bronze statue of a Black Watch soldier which stands at Powrie Brae against the backdrop of the Angus countryside and commemorates the sacrifice of over 440 soldiers of the fourth and fifth Battalion Black Watch who died in the Second World War. The Black Watch lost nearly 1400 men during World War 2, almost a third of them from the fourth and fifth battalions.
Smailholm Tower Borders Of Scotland [01:02]
Tour Scotland video of Smailholm Tower on a visit to the Scottish Borders. This Scottish peel tower is located five miles West of Kelso on a crag on top of Lady Hill. It was originally built in the 15th century or early 16th century by the Pringle family. The tower was attacked by English soldiers in 1543, 1544 and again in 1546, when the garrison of Wark Castle sacked the tower and carried off prisoners and cattle. The castle was successfully defended against the English in 1640, by Sir Andrew Ker of Greenhead.
Fort George 2012 Celebration of the Centuries Historic Scotland [14:55]
Celebrating the Centuries at Fort George 2012. With an assembly of historical re-enactment groups demonstrating how they lived and fought. A great day out once again.
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Gravestones Dean Cemetery Edinburgh Scotland [02:42]
Tour Scotland video of a walk around the gravestones in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. This Scottish cemetery was opened in 1846. Law lords, explorers, merchants, soldiers, philosophers, photographers, artists, academics and people from all walks of life are buried here.
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