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    A very old news photo

    This was found online with the following cutlines:

    This Italian woman is curiously inspecting the kilt of a Scottish soldier. The soldiers are standing near the Coliseum after the liberation of Rome in 1944.

    During the liberation, shops were closed and huge crowds of people took to the streets to cheer and hurl flowers at passing vehicles. They were celebrating Hitler's announcement that he had ordered all troops to withdraw from Rome.

    While many photographs were taken of the celebrations, this image captures an Italian woman innocently taking a look at what we presume to be the first kilt she has seen.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    well known photo....
    Royal Scots Fusiliers Pipe-Major and Gordon Highlanders piper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackwatch70 View Post
    well known photo....
    Yup. It's still out there, doing the rounds in new groups of old photos.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    I am not so sure that I would describe that picture as “very old” Bill! It was taken four years after I was born!
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I am not so sure that I would describe that picture as “very old” Bill! It was taken four years after I was born!
    Ah, my friend, but we do tend to refocus our mirrors over the years, now don’t we.
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post
    Ah, my friend, but we do tend to refocus our mirrors over the years, now don’t we.
    Sadly Bill, there are no further adjustments on the refocus thingy on my mirrors!
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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