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9th Jul '17 11:01:29 AM nombretomado
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* British armies in the latter part of WW2 used a night-attack technique nicknamed "[[UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery Montgomery]]'s Moonlight". If weather conditions were right, with low cloud cover, every available searchlight would be moved to just behind the attacking troops and shone upwards onto the low cloud above enemy positions. Light reflecting downwards acted like intense moonlight illuminating enemy positions -- while not silhouetting or exposing the attacking force. This was successful enough to be taken up by American and even Russian forces.[[note]]Marshal Zhukov attempted to use this during his last assault on Berlin, but his searchlight troops, many of whom had been moved forward from Russian cities now free of Luftwaffe raids, had not been adequately trained and did not understand what they were to be used for. Far from illuminating German defenses, they not only blinded attacking Red Army troops but exposed them to very accurate German fire.[[/note]]

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* British armies in the latter part of WW2 [=WW2=] used a night-attack technique nicknamed "[[UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery Montgomery]]'s Moonlight". If weather conditions were right, with low cloud cover, every available searchlight would be moved to just behind the attacking troops and shone upwards onto the low cloud above enemy positions. Light reflecting downwards acted like intense moonlight illuminating enemy positions -- while not silhouetting or exposing the attacking force. This was successful enough to be taken up by American and even Russian forces.[[note]]Marshal Zhukov attempted to use this during his last assault on Berlin, but his searchlight troops, many of whom had been moved forward from Russian cities now free of Luftwaffe raids, had not been adequately trained and did not understand what they were to be used for. Far from illuminating German defenses, they not only blinded attacking Red Army troops but exposed them to very accurate German fire.[[/note]]
15th Jun '17 10:11:45 PM Sharlee
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* Some cities lit up memorial BatSignal displays to commemorate the death of Creator/AdamWest in June 2017.
29th May '17 10:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' was about Becky "WordGirl" Botsford's younger adoptive brother TJ thinking that he is a baseball-themed superhero and starts to gain more popularity than his sister. At one point he wants people to use a "Bat Signal" to summon him (in his case, it's a baseball bat), and Becky/[=WordGirl=] responds by making a reference to Batman.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' was about Becky "WordGirl" "[=WordGirl=]" Botsford's younger adoptive brother TJ thinking that he is a baseball-themed superhero and starts to gain more popularity than his sister. At one point he wants people to use a "Bat Signal" to summon him (in his case, it's a baseball bat), and Becky/[=WordGirl=] responds by making a reference to Batman.
3rd Mar '17 2:11:21 AM LinTaylor
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** At another point, they're watching clouds go by and a dog symbol appears. Brian leaps up and runs to go take care of it, presumably.

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** At In another point, they're watching clouds go episode, the Griffins are at the park cloud-watching. They see the actual Bat-Signal, followed by and a dog symbol appears. signal with a silhouette of a dog; when Brian sees it, he leaps up and runs to go take care of it, presumably.off.
17th Jan '17 9:47:38 AM Mullon
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--->'''Batman:''' That light, has a bat on it, Jim.
--->'''Commissioner Gordon:''' You give me a number to call, I'll rethink my methods.

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--->'''Batman:''' -->'''Batman:''' That light, has a bat on it, Jim.
--->'''Commissioner -->'''Commissioner Gordon:''' You give me a number to call, I'll rethink my methods.
17th Jan '17 9:46:30 AM Mullon
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' shows the first use of the Bat-Signal. Turns out it was Gordon's idea.
--->'''Batman:''' That light, has a bat on it, Jim.
--->'''Commissioner Gordon:''' You give me a number to call, I'll rethink my methods.


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10th Jan '17 6:36:13 PM nombretomado
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* LoadingReadyRun did a video featuring four different superheroes showing up to the same ("M"-shaped) signal. One who was actually called, and three thinking the caller just got the orientation wrong (for E, W, and 3) and it was for them.

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* LoadingReadyRun ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' did a video featuring four different superheroes showing up to the same ("M"-shaped) signal. One who was actually called, and three thinking the caller just got the orientation wrong (for E, W, and 3) and it was for them.
3rd Jan '17 4:20:13 AM iroanxi
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[[folder: Anime ]]

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[[folder: Anime ]]and Manga]]


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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/WithThisRing'': OL does this with Eris' sigil to summon her.
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22nd Nov '16 1:06:04 PM ProfessorDetective
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* While ComicBook/{{Superman}} has no need for a "Super-Signal", in the opening chapters of ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', a young kid bought fluorescent yellow paint and spray painted a crude S-shield in the hopes of Superman seeing it, as Lois had been kidnapped by Underworlders. He does.

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* While ComicBook/{{Superman}} has no need for a "Super-Signal", in the opening chapters of ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman'', a young kid bought a can of fluorescent yellow paint spray-paint and spray painted tagged a building with a crude S-shield in the hopes of that Superman seeing would see it, as Lois had been kidnapped by Underworlders. He does.
7th Sep '16 5:32:32 PM Tahaneira
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Paxton Powers uses a makeshift one to summon Batman. He answers but breaks the signal light and tells him facetiously to use email next time.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', there is no official bat-signal, because A) Batman's been gone for quite some time before Terry picks up the mantle, and B) at best, Commissioner Barbara Gordon merely ''tolerates'' the new Batman as opposed to outright supporting him as her father did. In the first season finale, Paxton Powers uses a makeshift one to summon Batman; he answers but breaks the signal light and tells Paxton facetiously to use email next time.
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