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zen_monk_ #1 Posted 21 June 2020 - 05:08 PM

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She died last week aged 103.

 

In her lifetime she became Dame CH DBE OStJ, but she will always be remembered in history for this song from her youth, during WW2. Anyone from UK will know it immediately. This is for you, chaps. (not a Brit here but a history buff)

 

 

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This is this premium skin we got from the event

http://www.mediafire...remium.dds/file

 

path to store

:\World_of_Warplanes\res_mods\2.1.0.0\vehicles\airplanes\england\GB09_BR_BF\

 

If you don't like it, simply delete.


Edited by zen_monk_, 21 June 2020 - 05:53 PM.

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RoyalFlyingCorps #2 Posted 21 June 2020 - 07:37 PM

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That's good work, Zen.  As a Briton and never, ever, a "Brit", I have been aware of the song and the lady all my life.  Truth to tell, as somebody whose first significant musical experience was exposure to punk rock, it meant precisely nothing to me.  However, it captured a moment for the British war generation perfectly and, as Vera Lynn said, from that time on, "We'll Meet Again" never left her.

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Merkwuerdigliebe #3 Posted 21 June 2020 - 09:32 PM

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Know her and the song because of one of my favourite movies. You know which one, i suppose.

 

"Where the hell is Major Kong?"


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zen_monk_ #4 Posted 21 June 2020 - 10:29 PM

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Yes, indeed a strange link across the time.

 

A soldiers home longing song from WW2 on pair with the one about Laterne vor dem großen Tor, used in that movie almost announced by a very young Darth Vader to a former punk teen, who remembered and brought it into a game... a strange series of dots over decades and decades.

 

I guess the same won't happen with "Oops!...I Did It Again"

 

 


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Merkwuerdigliebe #5 Posted 21 June 2020 - 11:19 PM

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Alternate history/gaming: zen_monk doing a skin for a german Type VII U Boat on WoWS about "It's a long way to Tipperary" because he heard it in a german movie where the german crew and their skipper Leto Atreides sang it.

 

Yep... it wouldn't happen with Despacito...


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zen_monk_ #6 Posted 21 June 2020 - 11:33 PM

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...and Der Alte's son abandoned the spiced crap trade to go acting with some Wicked Game going on.

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RoyalFlyingCorps #7 Posted 22 June 2020 - 05:37 AM

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Only one thing is for sure; there will be blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover.

zen_monk_ #8 Posted 22 June 2020 - 08:33 PM

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Check your PM, guys.

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RoyalFlyingCorps #9 Posted 23 June 2020 - 07:08 AM

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Thank you, Zen.  That's appreciated.

Web_Killa #10 Posted 24 July 2020 - 09:43 PM

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I love this plane and would love to use as a reminder of a great Lady but alas I cannot get it to work and ive no idea why???

 

Ive put it  World_of_Warplanes\res_mods\2.1.0.0\vehicles\airplanes\england\GB09_BR_BF\  but no luck could it be win 10 causing the problem?

 

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zen_monk_ #11 Posted 24 July 2020 - 10:06 PM

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Web, your path looks OK, just to check: it is inside the last dir, ...GB09_BR_BF\ , right?

 

If so, hmm... look, this is the skin we got from the event. Maybe you don't have that skin at all? Or haven't activated it yet?

 

Let's try this: rename that file GB09_BR_BF_premium.dds into GB09_BR_BF_hangar.dds and now  it should be your stock skin. Please write back was it successful and we'll go from there.

 

(and no, Win10 has nothing to do with it)


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