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Published on Dec 10, 2007
Old soldier George Ives was 111 years old when this sequence was filmed for the documentary series 'Instrument of War' the story of the Great Highland Bagpipe. As the last survivor of the Boer War, 1899-1902, he was truly a living link with history.
More of George Ives can be seen in the new film Battle Lines: 'reflections in kilt and khaki', the sequel to 'Instrument of War' and 'When the Pipers Play', directed by Patrick King. For more information about George Ives and how to get 'Battle Lines' DVD contact the producers - highlandclassics - website.