When the Pianos Went to War...

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When the Pianos Went to War...

#1 Post by Old No7 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:39 am

Here's an interesting article for history or music buffs of how Steinway "Victory Verticals" Pianos were created to boost morale during WWII (click for link).

Interesting how they were made using less of some critical materials too.

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#2 Post by gamekeeper » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:13 am

I have seen films of RAF crews singing and drinking beer around a piano in English pubs during WW2.
Never heard of Military Pianos though, guess I never stop learning things here on Leverguns..…. :wink:
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#3 Post by Blaine » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:10 pm

Don't forget the War Tubas :P
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Re: When the Pianos Went to War...

#4 Post by Old No7 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:24 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:13 am
I have seen films of RAF crews singing and drinking beer around a piano in English pubs during WW2.
Never heard of Military Pianos though, guess I never stop learning things here on Leverguns..…. :wink:
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Hey John, I hope they're singing "Bless 'Em All!"

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"I like to go swimmin' with big breasted women, so cheer up my lads, Bless 'em all!"

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