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?