History Main / DawnAttack

4th Jan '18 2:25:20 PM eowynjedi
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* This is George Washington's intent in ''Film/TheCrossing'', about the famous Crossing of the Delaware and Battle of Trenton. However, ferrying the army across the river takes so long that they soon realize they'll be attacking during the morning light. Washington decides to press on anyway since the only alternative is the army dissolving from expired enlistments. ([[ForegoneConclusion It works]].)
12th Nov '17 11:06:12 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'': In "The Koopas Are Coming! The Koopas Are Coming!", everyone expects Redcoat Koopa's army to attack at dawn and prepares accordingly. At one point, Koopa gets impatient and decides to catch them off guard by attacking in the middle of the night, but gives up on it because it is too dark to see.
20th Aug '17 5:45:53 AM JackG
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-->'''Orac:''' Despite all efforts to eliminate this weakness, dusk and dawn remain the human being's most vulnerable times. Therefore, insofar as the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy security system contains human components--]]

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-->'''Orac:''' Despite all efforts to eliminate this weakness, dusk and dawn remain the human being's most vulnerable times. Therefore, insofar as the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy security system contains human components--]]components]]--
20th Aug '17 5:45:36 AM JackG
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-->'''Orac:''' Despite all efforts to eliminate this weakness, dusk and dawn remain the human being's most vulnerable times. Therefore, insofar as the security system contains human components--

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-->'''Orac:''' Despite all efforts to eliminate this weakness, dusk and dawn remain the human being's most vulnerable times. Therefore, insofar as the [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy security system contains human components--components--]]
20th Aug '17 5:44:06 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. Mack Bolan discusses the trope with Jack Grimaldi as he waits for dawn to infiltrate a bad guy base, claiming that its effectiveness is psychological, with people instinctively relaxing as they're no longer in danger from night predators.

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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. Mack Bolan discusses the trope with Jack Grimaldi as he waits for dawn to infiltrate a bad guy an enemy base, claiming that its effectiveness is psychological, with people instinctively relaxing as they're no longer in danger from night predators.
20th Aug '17 5:42:52 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Rumors of Death", Avon is determined to teleport down for a SuicideMission to attack the BigBad's palace. MasterComputer Orac advises against it, but recommends that he should at least wait till dusk.
-->'''Dayna:''' Why not full dark?
-->'''Orac:''' Despite all efforts to eliminate this weakness, dusk and dawn remain the human being's most vulnerable times. Therefore, insofar as the security system contains human components--
-->'''Avon:''' All right, Orac, [[InsufferableGenius we get the picture.]]
-->'''Orac:''' --it will be at its least efficient at these times.
8th Jul '17 2:10:19 AM JackG
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* The Military Liaison Missions were established as a temporary measure to maintain relationships between the occupying powers during the demilitarization of post-World War II Germany, and were kept going throughout the Cold War because both sides found them useful for gathering ground intelligence by snooping around military bases. They found the best time to do so was at dawn because the sentries, having spent all night on duty, would be looking forward to getting some sleep, and so would avoid anything that delayed that. On one occasion a British officer peeked over the fence of an East German barracks and found a sentry staring directly at him...only for the sentry to deliberately look in another direction.

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* The Military Liaison Missions were established as a temporary measure to maintain relationships between the occupying powers during the demilitarization of post-World War II Germany, and were kept going throughout the Cold War because both sides found them useful for gathering ground intelligence by snooping around military bases. They found the best time to do so was at dawn because the sentries, having spent all night on duty, would be looking forward to getting some sleep, and so would avoid anything that delayed that. On one occasion a British officer peeked over the fence of an East German barracks and found a sentry staring directly at him...only for the sentry to [[SomebodyElsesProblem deliberately look in another direction.direction]].
3rd May '17 10:16:04 AM tyrekecorrea
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** In turn, Governor Radcliffe, who is already convinced that the Powhatan tribe has a hidden cache of gold, becomes fed up when he learns that they've seized John Smith, and declares that he will lead his men in a dawn attack on them.


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** In turn, Governor Radcliffe, Ratcliffe, who is already convinced that the Powhatan tribe has a hidden cache of gold, becomes fed up when he learns that they've seized John Smith, and declares that he will lead his men in a dawn attack on them.

3rd May '17 9:53:54 AM tyrekecorrea
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* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', Chief Powhatan is livid at the news of John Smith's part in Kocoum's death, and announces that at sunrise, Smith will be the first of the Jamestown settlers to be killed.
** In turn, Governor Radcliffe, who is already convinced that the Powhatan tribe has a hidden cache of gold, becomes fed up when he learns that they've seized John Smith, and declares that he will lead his men in a dawn attack on them.

20th Jul '16 9:33:37 PM JackG
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* Mack Bolan "Literature/TheExecutioner" discusses the trope with Jack Grimaldi as he waits for dawn to infiltrate a bad guy base, claiming that its effectiveness is psychological, with people instinctively relaxing as they're no longer in danger from night predators.

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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. Mack Bolan "Literature/TheExecutioner" discusses the trope with Jack Grimaldi as he waits for dawn to infiltrate a bad guy base, claiming that its effectiveness is psychological, with people instinctively relaxing as they're no longer in danger from night predators.
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