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8th Jun '18 7:59:29 PM YT45
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* Played over the opening credits of ''Film/{{Fury}}''. While the opening text explains that American M4 Sherman tanks are at a disadvantage against their German opponents, the viewer is treated to scratchy radio traffic from a platoon of Shermans that have been ambushed. The voices become increasingly panicked, until the last one cries, "Itís all over!" and is abruptly cut off. The battalion radio man asks for a response, but nobody answers.

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* Played over the opening credits of ''Film/{{Fury}}''.''Film/Fury2014''. While the opening text explains that American M4 Sherman tanks are at a disadvantage against their German opponents, the viewer is treated to scratchy radio traffic from a platoon of Shermans that have been ambushed. The voices become increasingly panicked, until the last one cries, "Itís all over!" and is abruptly cut off. The battalion radio man asks for a response, but nobody answers.
8th Jun '18 7:58:02 PM YT45
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* Played over the opening credits of ''Film/{{Fury}}''. While the opening text explains that American M4 Sherman tanks are at a disadvantage against their German opponents, the viewer is treated to scratchy radio traffic from a platoon of Shermans that have been ambushed. The voices become increasingly panicked, until the last one cries, "Itís all over!" and is abruptly cut off. The battalion radio man asks for a response, but nobody answers.
2nd Apr '18 7:34:56 PM eroock
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For extra points, [[KilledMidSentence the victim has]] [[HisNameIs said part but not all of his message]] (or even [[AlmostDeadGuy gasps a few words out as he dies]]), allowing the heroes to get a clue that will save the day later, but only after they rack their brains to get what the victim was trying to say. Even more bonus points if the informant turns and says [[YouExclamation "it's you!"]] before being offed. Compare ImpededMessenger and DeathByTransceiver.

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For extra points, [[KilledMidSentence the victim has]] [[HisNameIs said part but not all of his message]] (or even [[AlmostDeadGuy gasps a few words out as he dies]]), allowing the heroes to get a clue that will save the day later, but only after they rack their brains to get what the victim was trying to say. Even more bonus points if the informant turns and says [[YouExclamation "it's you!"]] before being offed.

Compare ImpededMessenger and DeathByTransceiver.
2nd Apr '18 7:34:22 PM eroock
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For extra points, [[KilledMidSentence the victim has]] [[HisNameIs said part but not all of his message]] (or even [[AlmostDeadGuy gasps a few words out as he dies]]), allowing the heroes to get a clue that will save the day later, but only after they rack their brains to get what the victim was trying to say. Even more bonus points if the informant turns and says [[YouExclamation "it's you!"]] before being offed. Compare ImpededMessenger.

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For extra points, [[KilledMidSentence the victim has]] [[HisNameIs said part but not all of his message]] (or even [[AlmostDeadGuy gasps a few words out as he dies]]), allowing the heroes to get a clue that will save the day later, but only after they rack their brains to get what the victim was trying to say. Even more bonus points if the informant turns and says [[YouExclamation "it's you!"]] before being offed. Compare ImpededMessenger.
ImpededMessenger and DeathByTransceiver.
27th Dec '17 8:09:33 AM NekoTroper
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** In [[Recap/StarTrekDiscoveryS1E02BattleAtTheBinaryStars episode two]] of ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', Admiral Anderson had an open connection to the ''Shenzou'' when suddenly his connection is scrambled by [[BigBad T'kuvma's]] cloaked ship ramming his ship, the ''Europa''. The ship takes some time to explode though, allowing them to [[TakingYouWithMe overload their warp core.]]
25th Dec '17 9:56:37 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheThinkingMachine'': What Van Dusen thinks might have happened in "The Problem of the Deserted House" when someone phones him in the early hours of the morning to warn of a matter of life and death, only for there to be a gunshot and the line go dead. [[spoiler:The caller was still alive. It was the phone that had been shot.]]
23rd Dec '17 8:26:01 PM JackG
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* Assumed (though actually averted) in ''La Cattura'' (The Ravine). Creator/DavidMcCallum plays a German soldier sent to capture a partisan female sniper in Yugoslavia. When he enters the ravine, LaResistance taunt him via loudspeakers, showing they know all about his mission. He finds a German outpost and gets on the field telephone to complain to his superior, only for the line to be cut.

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* Assumed (though in fact the caller is not actually averted) dead) in ''La Cattura'' (The Ravine). Creator/DavidMcCallum plays a German soldier sent to capture a partisan female sniper in Yugoslavia. When he enters the ravine, LaResistance taunt him via loudspeakers, showing they know all about his mission. He finds a German outpost and gets on the field telephone to complain to his superior, only for the line to be cut.
21st Jul '17 6:06:13 AM Erin582
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* In 1995, Modesto, California teenager Genna Gamble was talking on the phone with her best friend when the call abruptly stopped. A few days later, her body was found in a local park, having been strangled. As it turns out, her stepfather Doug Mouser was her killer; she was grounded by her mother and was not allowed to use the phone, she did anyway, he discovered what she was doing and struck her hard enough to render the girl unconscious. He then killed her to make it look like a random act of violence. He was later convicted of her murder and received a life sentence.
23rd Jun '17 3:46:23 PM Killerweinerdog
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* On September 11, 2001, this happened to both Betty Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 who was talking to AA Operations when her plane hit the south tower, and Kevin Cosgrove, an executive in the north tower who was on the phone with 911 when it collapsed.

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* On September 11, 2001, this happened to both Betty Ong, a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 who was talking to AA Operations when her plane hit the south tower, and Kevin Cosgrove, an executive in the north tower who was on the phone with 911 when it collapsed. Cosgrove's call is especially disconcerting, since you can hear the building beginning to ''collapse around him'' as the call disconnects.
23rd Jun '17 11:07:07 AM Pegase
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* Unfortunately, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] by ''Film/Serenity''. While on [[spoiler:Miranda]], the crew finds the [[ApocalypticLog last recording]] of a woman who explains the creation of [[spoiler:the Pax and the Reavers.]] She also explains that "they're trying to break in," and attempts to shoot herself before they do. Sadly, she's a little too slow, although the [[spoiler:Reavers]] do [[GoryDiscretionShot tackle her out of the shot.]]

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* Unfortunately, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] by ''Film/Serenity''.''Film/{{Serenity}}''. While on [[spoiler:Miranda]], the crew finds the [[ApocalypticLog last recording]] of a woman who explains the creation of [[spoiler:the Pax and the Reavers.]] She also explains that "they're trying to break in," and attempts to shoot herself before they do. Sadly, she's a little too slow, although the [[spoiler:Reavers]] do [[GoryDiscretionShot tackle her out of the shot.]]
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