Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

I believe most would recognize that iconic “DA DA DA DAAAH” (Even in print yeah? lol) Anyway, was doubling checking on some specifics of that 1984 movie RED DAWN when I ventured off into those coded phrases in the movie, REM? in the LAME TUNES? “The chair is against the wall” and “John has a long mustache”? (or beard..whatever, also recited as “Jean…. blah, blah, blah”)

Anyway, goes back to WWII and the French Underground Resistance communicating with those behind enemy lines to coordinate activities to frustrate the Nazis. Apparently theses codes were also intentionally used as a form of disinformation to confuse the Nazis with a sudden burst of coded radio traffic just to keep them guessing what was going on – even if there were no activities planned. Psych warfare in a sense.

Anyway, interesting about how the first four notes of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony were used as well. Let’s see, what the heck was I doing? OH yeah, another LAME…..WHAT IF OVER?, but first, a refresher on Symphony No.5 ……..(if interested) Absolutely terrifying to realize what was often waiting when those landing craft doors dropped open to the beach.

Pretty recognizable first four notes yeah?