The chair is against the wall… John has a long mustache… Wound my heart with monotonous languor… These are phrases taken from scenes in a couple of movies, one an homage to the other.
It’s 11:59 on Radio Free America; this is Uncle Sam, with music, and the truth until dawn. Right now I’ve got a few words for some of our brothers and sisters in the occupied zone. The chair is against the wall. The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache. John has a long mustache. It’s twelve o’clock, American, another day closer to victory. And for all of you out there, on, or behind the line, this is your song.”
It’s similar to “Radio London” (Radio londres), which broadcast through most of WWII from England into Nazi-occupied France. Operated by the Free French in conjunction with the BBC, it served to counter Axis propaganda and also to pass along coded instructions to members of the Resistance, the OSS, and others involved in fighting against the occupation.
These morale patches, which originally engendered this article back in 2012, are from Orca Industries (a member of House Morningwood).
This article was originally published in November of 2012.
Have you heard this one?
Molasses tomorrow will bring forth cognac.
It’s from this scene from The Longest Day?
There are other versions of this genre of morale patches too.
To date, we have yet to find a wound my heart with monotonous languor morale patch. If we find one, we’ll let you know.
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