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    WWII - D-Day and pianos

    I'm a bit of a WWII history buff, and I like the movies made about the period, but this has always puzzled me. Why is it, when they are showing troops moving into the towns in Normandy on or after D-Day, there's very often an abandoned piano in the middle of the street during a firefight? All the way up to Band Of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan, it seems to be a requirement. It is like the Wilhelm Scream that all directors think they have to have sneak one now, and it's an inside joke? Is this where old upright pianos go to die?
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    Name your top five favorite war films

    Top 5 - tough choice. In no partcular order: Midway Bridge On the River Kwai Inglorious Basterds San Demitro London The Longest Day But I'm pretty much a fan of any Pacific theater WWII films, especially sub films. I think I was a submariner in an earlier life. Edited by: johngla on Jan 28, 2012 3:32 PM

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