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Remembered Today:

The Sound of Silence


IanA
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Indeed and very graphic. I always wonder why the gunfire and killing had to go on until the very last minute.

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Because it was only an Armistice, and there was no guarantee it wouldn't start again. Therefore, things like river crossings, high ground, etc, might have been important.

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I'm sure some egghead scientist out there could use that graphic to somehow re-create the sounds. It would certainly be interesting to hear.

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It simply looks as if a tape recording activity through 11:00 has been cut at 11:00 and spliced with a tape showing no activity. There is no continuity in the tape. MG

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It simply looks as if a tape recording activity through 11:00 has been cut at 11:00 and spliced with a tape showing no activity. There is no continuity in the tape. MG

" The two minutes either side of the exact armistice hour have been cut from the strip to emphasize contrast? " :whistle:

Mike

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I'm sure some egghead scientist out there could use that graphic to somehow re-create the sounds. It would certainly be interesting to hear.

Someone did on one of those interminable Centenary Commemoration things on TV recently. It was b&ll&cks, as ever.

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I think there were bagpipes in the mix. So it wasn't all bad . Unless you don't like bagpipes.

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I'm sure some egghead scientist out there could use that graphic to somehow re-create the sounds. It would certainly be interesting to hear.

I have heard an original recording of a great war artillery barrage, it was about two years ago and may have been on a university/museum site.

khaki

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I think there were bagpipes in the mix. So it wasn't all bad . Unless you don't like bagpipes.

In which case you're beyond help and don't deserve nice things.

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I think there's some doubt about it, but, who knows?

Mike

Thanks Mike,

I am pretty sure that's the one I heard!

khaki

ps what sort of guns would that have been, howitzer battery?

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Well, if we're posting YouTube links

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