Today's short is a fascinating excerpt from the extraordinary life of Jack Leroy Tueller. (I'm reminded of the story of "Piper" Bill Millin, though the playing out of Captain Jack's musical skills features an even more powerful message.)
"I thought to myself, that German sniper is as lonely and scared as I am. How can I stop him from firing? So I played that German's love song, 'Lilly Marlene,' made famous in the late '30s by Marlene Dietrich, the famous German actress. And I wailed that trumpet over those apple orchards of Normandy, and he didn't fire."
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