Re­turn­ing he­roes’ re­flected glory

Scottish Daily Mail - - News - Daily Mail Re­porter

FROM the muddy trenches of the Somme to the sti­fling heat of Camp Bas­tion, they bravely laid down their lives for this coun­try.

Now the sac­ri­fices by mem­bers of the Armed Forces across more than a cen­tury of con­flicts have been hon­oured in a time-lapse video show­ing troops re­turn­ing from wars.

The film has been pro­jected onto a se­ries of Scot­tish land­marks in­clud­ing Eilean Do­nan Cas­tle, Ross-shire, St An­drews Old Course Ho­tel in Fife, and the Com­mando Me­mo­rial at Spean Bridge, In­ver­ness-shire.

Pop­pyscot­land, the char­ity be­hind the Scot­tish Poppy Ap­peal, pro­duced the 90-sec­ond video. With nearly half a mil­lion views on­line in a mat­ter of days, it says the project has cap­tured the imag­i­na­tion of peo­ple across the globe. Fraser Bed­well, of Pop­pyscot­land, said: ‘We wanted to cre­ate a short film to share on­line dur­ing this im­por­tant cen­te­nary year as a trib­ute to those who sac­ri­ficed so much.

‘It was also im­por­tant for us to re­mind the pub­lic and in par­tic­u­lar the Armed Forces com­mu­nity, that Pop­pyscot­land will al­ways be there with our vi­tal, life-chang­ing sup­port.’

Evoca­tive: Footage pro­jected on HMS Prince of Wales at Rosyth

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