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Curious About This Video

Post by Spiegelsaal » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:06 pm

Here's a music video to a song by M. Ward. In the video, the man has a German appearance, he plays the accordion, and during the part where it says "in war he was a tiger" it shows a medal which may or may not be a German medal. I'm just curious if this is all coincidence or if the song is actually about an old german WWII vet. Can anyone identify the medal?

Even if you can't help, at least enjoy the excellent song and vid. Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIMVxQy0mCU

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Post by Spiegelsaal » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:41 pm

wow, 20 views and 0 responses? Is the video not working or is it actually stumping you people? Of course it could be that you don't care...

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:24 pm

Hello Spiegelsaal!

A good tune, "Requiem" by M. Ward, I also liked the music video so thanks for providing the link! About the Award that appears for like 1-2 seconds, it's not a german decoration. Not anyone that I have ever seen...

About the old man in the video having a "german appearence", I would say that he could pass for a senior citizen in many European states but anyhow I suppose he's american. I seriously doubt that an artist like Ward and a song like "Requiem" would sport a german (as in Nazi Germany) WWII medal in the music video... :?

And "in war he was a tiger..." Well, that could be said about many old veterans, not only surviving personel from the Schwere Panzer-Abteilungen... :wink:

Again, nice song! :D


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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:20 pm

I can't access it from the link given. What are the key words please?

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:25 pm

Hello Commissar!

The only key words you need on http://www.youtube.com are the combination of "Ward" and "Requiem", then hit [search], this will take you to the M. Ward music video "Requiem". And the mysterious award... The cross-shaped award is topped with a crown and a orange-pink(?)-orange ribbon so I suppose it have to be nation that's a monarchy?

Strange though, since the link supplied by Spiegelsaal works perfectly for me... :D


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Post by Rajin Cajun » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:04 am

I've been looking but no Cigar it looks like Several Western European Awards with the Crown but the Cross doesn't fit anything nor does the ribbon color.
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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:29 am

Thank you Cajin! I will find it....eventually! :D :D :D

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:59 am

Our computers at work won't let us watch videos like that normally. Only if they come in an e-mail. Go figure...
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Post by Dragunov » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:27 pm

... or if you use a proxy.
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Post by Rajin Cajun » Tue May 01, 2007 7:13 am

It looks like it yes but as I said the Cross doesn't fit any Belgian medals that I know of. I even went through various websites looking for it. :D
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