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Desc:Touching.
Category:Military
Tags:music, germany, WWII, trumpet, veteran
Submitted:Mancakes
Date:09/02/10
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Vaidency
Sometimes human beings aren't that bad after all.
hornung
Awesome.
petep
COL JACK
TimidAres
Power of music indeed.
I love hearing firsthand accounts such as these, especially if they have happy endings.

Reminds me of an interview with a British WW2 veteran I saw on tv a few years back.
He was wounded in a battle somewhere in Africa (close to El Alamien I think) and they took him back to an aid station and patched him up. Afterwards, they set him down next to a wounded German prisoner that had been banged up pretty bad. After about an hour or so, the German looked over at this guy, reached out, and grabbed his hand.
The Englishman was taken aback, but just went with it. He fell asleep soon after. The next morning, he woke up, and the german was gone. He asked somebody about it, and they told him that the german had died during the night, and still had thier hands clasped together.
It touched me, to say the least.
kennydra
That choked me up a bit.

kennydra
Military Mancakes Touching.

Sorry.

But it was hilarious.
Riskbreaker
Hopefully the army learns from this and stops annoying enemy soldiers with Metallica and Axel Rose. Throw some smooth jazz or a Johnny Cash song and they might just surrender.
godot
Um, I'd go with Umm Kulthum.

You should, too.

Tuan Jim
her al atlal was amazing.

Syd Midnight
It's helpful when 2 sides in a war don't share the same popular music. It makes it a lot more difficult to dehumanize the enemy when you share the same favorite songs.

pineapplejuicer
my first "favorite" ever
chumbucket
Pineapple cherry popped

godot
He's playing "Lili Marleen".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUsePoATbrU
phalsebob
If we start treating the enemy as human, who knows what other unpatriotic things could happen.
glasseye
WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?!?!?!

Binro the Heretic
All wars consist of regular people tricked into fighting each other by evil shit heads.
oddeye
If only it were that simple.

Cena_mark
Beautiful.
The Huggable Universe
As I ran my errands today, every person I met caused me to think, "This person is as scared and lonely as I am."

I didn't have a trumpet, so I smiled.

I hope tonight somebody is less scared, somebody is less lonely.
Stopheles
Amazing story.
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Incredible but I shudder at the thought of something like this playing out in Iraq or Afghanistan. The ensuing right wing media shit storm would be epic.
RockBolt
I would just like to hear about this stuff happening in the Pacific Theater too

Cena_mark
The right wing media wouldn't be angry. They eat up stories like these. This is a great American and the right loves great Americans.

Senator_Unger
This is the story of humanity triumphing over war. The right wing usually prefers their stories the other way around.

glasseye
And of war triumphing over thought.

Cena_mark
The right loves all WW2 stories. It was our finest hour. It was back when we could actually fight a war without Lieberals complaining about us our soldiers killing the enemy.

godot
Clearly what the right craves is a liberal sending corn-fed rural kids into a meat grinder. Us libs can probably arrange that....

Cat_Mech
I too believe that entering a global conflict that had seen the majority of other combatants use up a vast majority of resources fighting it out for several years prior, and then still letting Russia save the world from Nazi Germany, is America's finest hour.

Also, dropping atomic weapons on civilians. Don't forget to be proud of that.

Rodents of Unusual Size
Using the word Lieberal is unpatriotic.

Because it's saying that half this nation is nothing more than liars.

That liberals alone are somehow responsible for deceit.

It is separatist and trite, and totally goes against our better interests as a nation, and is part of an offshoot escapist fantasy that conservatives tell themselves to smugly believe they can write off whatever liberals say that disagrees with their pre conceived notions. The word itself is a weapon of ignorance.

Spoonybard
That said, cena is right about right-wing media. Scrotum's comment can (liberally) be taken two ways, but Senator Unger's response is trite and insulting, and precedes any anti-left invective used by cena in the comments to this video. A living example of one of the Good Arabs we're there to Liberate from their Islamofascist brainwashing would be a fantastic propaganda tool for the right.

There might be a couple debates on Fox News where someone argues that he should be summarily executed for daring to take up arms against the American invaders in the first place, but part of Fox News' purpose is to be so theatrical and absurd in its role as a conservative mouthpiece that it tricks the public into thinking that all the other, sensible-sounding right wing news channels must have a liberal bias, and judge their content accordingly.

Vicious
Russia: famous for being the saviors of Eastern Europe.

Ursa_minor
:)
Xenocide
Everyone loves.
Buggerman
These stories tug at my heart strings.

It ranks up there with the TV special I saw when survivors of a German and Canadian unit who fought each other in a fierce battle met up 55 some-odd years later. One of the Germans was in tears sobbing because he was responsible for blowing up a building which killed 4 or 5 of the Canadians and he was afraid the Canadian survivors he was about to meet would still be mad at him.
ProfessorChaos
Reminds me of my grandfather: A slide-trombone playing ww2 navy man.
Caminante Nocturno
That was incredibly touching.
andybrownie
I thought poetv was being sarcastic with the title and description

but this was really sweet
standard8mm
Amazing
Evilhead
I wonder what the outcome would have been if he played the Mortal Kombat theme song instead. The world will never know.
wtf japan
I'm sorry. I've heard way too many stories from veterans about playing footsie with the Nazis. The Japs and even our own African American units were a bunch of animals, but the Nazis--well, they were just swell.

In fact, the only veteran I've spoken to who fought in the European theater and who hasn't gone on about how much they liked the Nazis was my great uncle. I think liberating Dachau ruined things for him.
Operation Cornflakes
From the Youtube comments:

"nerf bards"
thebaronsdoctor
I don;t really have a dumb joke or a stupid one liner or a sarcastic quip for this.

All I can say is that it was nice and it made me smile small and sad.
joelkazoo
Yes.
Bort
The man was clearly a coward; a REAL American would have gone into the forest with a knife and gutted Hans like a trout.[/FoxNews]
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