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Ok, We have really good threads on favorite war movies and favorite lines from war movies, so let's look at the music. What is your favorite song, either sung during the show or even the theme song?

 

For me, it is the scene in Zulu, when, faced with a brutal attack by the Zulu warriors, the Welsh Regiment defiantly sing "Men of Harlech".

 

So, what's yours?

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More or less the whole soundtrack to 'Full metal jacket' especially 'surfin bird'!!:) and 'Platoon'...i also really like the scene in ' a bridge too far' where all the wounded paratroopers start singing 'abide with me'.The link is not the scene but still good:

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Kelley's Heroes theme song. Bobgee

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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The closing theme to the Longest Day,

 

That song still moves me!

 

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Some not mentioned but are great themes are:

 

For, The Alamo: The Green leaves of Summer.

For, The Bridge Over the River Kwai: Colonel Bogey March.

For, They Died With Their Boots On: A combination fo Garry Owen and Dixie.

Too many others to list--but I also love the theme music for: Patton, Where Eagles Dare, Das Boot, and many others.

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Ah yes--Yellow Stripes, for one and in a non Ford Cav western--would have to be: Garry Owen. Another Ford used great I do like was in: The Horse Soldiers and is called: I Left My Love.

"I Left My Love" is a great song but it is not a traditional cavalry anthem, it was written for the movie. Still a beautiful song and one of my favorite even if my heart has always been for Johnny Reb.

"One law for them, another one for us !"

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Mansions of the Lord/Sgt MacKezie from We were Soldiers

Yes... that one.

 

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The theme from "The Battle of Britain"....uplifting to all true Brits!!

 

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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My vote: Theme music from the 1989 film 'Glory' starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. Composed by James Horner.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwYig2CP66Q&feature=related

 

Great movie too and I'm not even an ACW buff ... (or even American for that matter) ...

 

in contrast to ...

 

The theme song from 'Over There' ... I'm sorry guys but the cheesy song pretty much put me off the whole series. As it was composed and sung by one of the show's creators I couldn't get over the nepotism of it all. Pity as it wasn't a bad show ... just that damn song ....

 

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How about The Stones' "Paint it Black" from the old tv show "Tour of Duty"? Very apt seeing as how The Stones celebrated 50 years in the music business last night!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z6fcd--354

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Every now and then the theme from COMBAT! sneaks into my head. Gotta say that the intro to Tour of Duty did have an effect on me as a kid.

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