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28th Jun '16 4:09:35 AM catmuto
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* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' has Captain Nemo head into a diving location with [[ThoseTwoGuys Hanson and Samson]] and Jean. He asks in an assuming matter if they all know morse code; Samson and Jean nod, while [[BookDumb Hanson]] doesn't.
7th Jun '16 6:20:34 PM Doug86
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* Appears in Dalton Trumbo's novel ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''. The main character is blind, deaf, mute, and a quadruple amputee after being hit by an artillery shell in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. The climax of the novel is when he learns to communicate with the outside world by tapping his head in Morse code. Slightly averted in that the nurse who sees it doesn't know what he's saying until she finds an officer to translate, and him knowing Morse code makes sense given he's in the army.

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* Appears in Dalton Trumbo's novel ''Literature/JohnnyGotHisGun''. The main character is blind, deaf, mute, and a quadruple amputee after being hit by an artillery shell in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. The climax of the novel is when he learns to communicate with the outside world by tapping his head in Morse code. Slightly averted in that the nurse who sees it doesn't know what he's saying until she finds an officer to translate, and him knowing Morse code makes sense given he's in the army.



* The BBC started off their UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo wartime radio news broadcasts with the first four notes of [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] Fifth Symphony, in order to symbolize the "V" for victory.

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* The BBC started off their UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII wartime radio news broadcasts with the first four notes of [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven's]] Fifth Symphony, in order to symbolize the "V" for victory.
26th May '16 4:40:55 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has Private Piddler, who is easily able to decode a Morse Code message in the middle of battle despite inducing WhosOnFirst with ''simple English''.
16th May '16 1:43:19 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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** It is believed that Jeremiah Denton and John [=McCain=] (both future Senators) were the first to try this.

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** It is believed that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgelmcOdS38 Jeremiah Denton Denton]] and John [=McCain=] (both future Senators) were the first to try this.
24th Apr '16 10:24:33 AM dmcreif
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** And now for the very first time on the silver screen comes the film from two books which once shocked a generation. From Emily Brontë's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and from the ''International Guide to Semaphore Code'', 20th Century Vole presents ''The Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights''. ''[We are shown a segment of Heathcliffe and Catherine saying each others' names while waving semaphore flags to communicate]''
** From the pulsating pages of history, from the dark and furious days of Imperial Rome we bring you a story that shattered the world! A tale so gripping that they said it could not be filmed. A unique event in cinema history: ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' on an Aldis lamp!
*** ''Caesar is walking through the Forum as a wild-eyed soothsayer flashes an Aldis lamp in his face: "BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH". Caesar is then stabbed, and as he collapses, he pulls out a giant Aldis lamp and flashes "ET TU, BRUTE".''
** Remember, it comes from the makers of ''Gunfight at OK Corral in Morse Code'' (two gunfighters whip out Morse buzzers, one buzzing "AAHHHHH!" as he falls), and the smoke signal version of ''GentlemenPreferBlondes''.

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** And **"And now for the very first time on the silver screen comes the film from two books which once shocked a generation. From Emily Brontë's ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' and from the ''International Guide to Semaphore Code'', 20th Century Vole presents ''The Semaphore Version of Wuthering Heights''. " ''[We are shown a segment of Heathcliffe and Catherine saying each others' names while waving semaphore flags to communicate]''
** From "From the pulsating pages of history, from the dark and furious days of Imperial Rome we bring you a story that shattered the world! A tale so gripping that they said it could not be filmed. A unique event in cinema history: ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' on an Aldis lamp!
*** ''Caesar
Lamp!" ''[Caesar is walking through the Forum as a wild-eyed soothsayer flashes an Aldis lamp in his face: "BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH". MARCH" Caesar is then stabbed, and as he collapses, he pulls out a giant Aldis lamp and flashes "ET TU, BRUTE".''
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** Remember, it comes from From the makers of ''Gunfight at OK Corral in Morse Code'' (two gunfighters whip out Morse buzzers, one buzzing "AAHHHHH!" as he falls), and the smoke signal version of ''GentlemenPreferBlondes''.
6th Apr '16 1:58:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the second ''{{Bottom}}'' live show, jailbirds Eddie and Richie communicate with the prisoner next door through tapping a fork on a pipe (Well, Eddie does. Richie just bangs the pipe randomly, later acknowledging that he doesn't know morse code).

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* In the second ''{{Bottom}}'' ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' live show, jailbirds Eddie and Richie communicate with the prisoner next door through tapping a fork on a pipe (Well, Eddie does. Richie just bangs the pipe randomly, later acknowledging that he doesn't know morse code).
4th Apr '16 4:51:14 PM R1ck
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By the way, [[DistressCall if you're in trouble]], you can always send the most commonly-known message in Morse Code: 3 dots, 3 dashes, 3 dots (S.O.S.). Though SOS works differently from most Morse transmissions. There should be no spaces between letters, and it should be repeated in a continuous SOSOSO pattern. (By the way, it doesn't mean "''S''ave ''O''ur ''S''ouls," Save Our ''Ships,'' or Save Our ''Whatever''-s-word-you-were-told. Rather, the 3-dots-3-dashes pattern was chosen because it's an easy message for even an amateur to send and/or recognize, even with heavy static.

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By the way, [[DistressCall if you're in trouble]], you can always send the most commonly-known message in Morse Code: 3 dots, 3 dashes, 3 dots (S.O.S.). Though SOS works differently from most Morse transmissions. There should be no spaces between letters, and it should be repeated in a continuous SOSOSO pattern. (By the way, it S.O.S. doesn't mean "''S''ave ''O''ur ''S''ouls," Save Our ''Ships,'' or Save Our ''Whatever''-s-word-you-were-told. Rather, actually stand for anything; it's just the 3-dots-3-dashes pattern was chosen distress code because it's an easy message for even an amateur to send and/or recognize, even with heavy static.
so simple.
25th Mar '16 1:15:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* The original {{Command And Conquer Red Alert}} [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Alert_1_manual manual]] had morse code at the bottom of most of the pages. When translated, [[ApocalypticLog it tells the story]] of the [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant ants that can be fought in the bonus campaign]]. However, as the console versions had shorter manuals it [[PortingDisaster truncated some of the message]] - however, this did mean that they [[ThatWasTheLastEntry ended with the "Do you hear humming?"]] message, which is [[NothingIsScarier arguably creepier than the full transcript]].

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* The original {{Command And Conquer Red Alert}} ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Alert_1_manual manual]] had morse code at the bottom of most of the pages. When translated, [[ApocalypticLog it tells the story]] of the [[BigCreepyCrawlies giant ants that can be fought in the bonus campaign]]. However, as the console versions had shorter manuals it [[PortingDisaster truncated some of the message]] - however, this did mean that they [[ThatWasTheLastEntry ended with the "Do you hear humming?"]] message, which is [[NothingIsScarier arguably creepier than the full transcript]].
12th Feb '16 11:49:50 AM BenjaminHua
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* [[WesternAnimation/Gravity Falls Gravity Falls:]] The faun-ish creature whistled SOS (or SOU, the U being cut short) before being chloroformed by Grenda.

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* [[WesternAnimation/Gravity Falls [[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Gravity Falls:]] The faun-ish creature whistled SOS (or SOU, the U being cut short) before being chloroformed by Grenda.
12th Feb '16 11:49:19 AM BenjaminHua
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* [[WesternAnimation/Gravity Falls Gravity Falls:]] The faun-ish creature whistled SOS (or SOU, the U being cut short) before being chloroformed by Grenda.
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