This morning, while
randomly browsing the web for no good reason doing research for a story, I stumbled across this and thought I’d share it with you. I’ve never seen the film, but I’m pretty sure everyone in the Western world knows this song. And it’s a great scene.
2 thoughts on “A Tuesday Tune”
It’s a great scene! I believe it was composed by Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith, not to be confused with Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Francis Smith KCB KBE DSO MC…
The story I have about the General, which isn’t on Wikipedia, is that when he was Chief of Staff for Middle East Command in 1940, he persistently ragged Major-General Sir Bernard Freyberg, the New Zealand commander, that the Kiwis never saluted. ‘Oh don’t worry about that,’ Freyberg insisted, ‘if you wave, they’ll always wave back’. The story was always considered apocryphal, and never attributed to any British officer, but it does seem to have actually happened, and about a decade ago I did mange to pin it down to Smith.
So what you’re saying is Kiwis aren’t that big on formality but they’re very friendly 😀
How does one go about confirming something like that?
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