History Main / MilitarySalute

16th Aug '16 2:21:44 PM Ambaryerno
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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Luke Skywalker [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Thoseabouttojediwesaluteyou.JPG tosses off an ironic salute]] while on Jabba's sail barge. Note the file name: "[[Film/{{Spartacus}} Those about to jedi we salute you]]."

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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Luke Skywalker [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Thoseabouttojediwesaluteyou.JPG tosses off an ironic a salute]] while on as a signal to Artoo, who has smuggled his lightsaber aboard Jabba's sail barge. Note the file name: "[[Film/{{Spartacus}} Those about to jedi we salute you]]."barge.
13th Aug '16 1:28:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDickVanDykeShow'': During a FlashBack, when Rob was in the army, he was summoned to his commanding officer's office and saluted. The officer scratched his head and Rob thought it was the officer responding to his salute so he dropped his, which ticked off the CO, who hadn't saluted back. Then at the end of the meeting Rob saluted and the CO just said "dismissed" without looking up, so Rob had to leave still saluting. We then saw him out the office window, still saluting.

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* ''TheDickVanDykeShow'': ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'': During a FlashBack, when Rob was in the army, he was summoned to his commanding officer's office and saluted. The officer scratched his head and Rob thought it was the officer responding to his salute so he dropped his, which ticked off the CO, who hadn't saluted back. Then at the end of the meeting Rob saluted and the CO just said "dismissed" without looking up, so Rob had to leave still saluting. We then saw him out the office window, still saluting.
28th Jun '16 6:37:19 PM thatother1dude
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There are also situations in which saluting is NOT recommended. When in the field or in a forward operation base, soldiers are instructed not to salute, since it identifies the officer/VIP, which can [[BoomHeadshot provide a sniper with an easy target.]] Some military forces also dictate that salutes should only be used while wearing headgear and doing so while bare-headed is at least improper protocol.

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There are also situations in which saluting is NOT recommended. When in the field or in a forward operation base, soldiers are instructed not to salute, since it identifies the officer/VIP, which can [[BoomHeadshot [[StraightForTheCommander provide a sniper with an easy target.]] Some military forces also dictate that salutes should only be used while wearing headgear and doing so while bare-headed is at least improper protocol.
17th May '16 4:57:28 AM StarSword
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* In ''The Short-Timers'' (a {{Vietnam War}} era novel by Gustav Hasford) the protagonist, {{Genre Savvy}} [[DeadpanSnarker private Joker]], sometimes salutes in a combat zone with some [[RevengeByProxy ulterior motives]].
-->''"Corporal, don't you know how to execute a hand salute?" "Yes, sir." I salute. I hold the salute until the [[ArmchairMilitary poge]] colonel snaps his hand to his starched barracks cover and I hold the salute for an extra couple of second before cutting it away sharply. Now he poge colonel has been identified as an officer to any enemy snipers in the area."'' [...]
-->''"As is my custom, I salute [[SociopathicSoldier Animal Mother]] so that any snipers in the area will assume that he is an officer and shoot him instead of me."''

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* In ''The Short-Timers'' (a {{Vietnam War}} era UsefulNotes/VietnamWar novel by Gustav Hasford) the protagonist, {{Genre Savvy}} GenreSavvy [[DeadpanSnarker private Joker]], sometimes salutes in a combat zone with some [[RevengeByProxy ulterior motives]].
-->''"Corporal, don't you know how to execute a hand salute?" "Yes, sir." I salute. I hold the salute until the [[ArmchairMilitary poge]] colonel snaps his hand to his starched barracks cover and I hold the salute for an extra couple of second before cutting it away sharply. Now he the poge colonel has been identified as an officer to any enemy snipers in the area."'' [...]
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is my custom, I salute [[SociopathicSoldier Animal Mother]] so that any snipers in the area will assume that he is an officer and shoot him instead of me."''



* Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' novels frequently mention on the occasion that Daniel Leary needs to salute that he's terrible at it. Not intentionally (most of the time), it just looks sloppy.



* In ''Series/{{Mash}}'', Hawkeye, Trapper John, and BJ tend to mockingly salute Frank Burns. Played For Laughs most of the time.

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* In ''Series/{{Mash}}'', ''Series/{{Mash}}'':
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Hawkeye, Trapper John, and BJ tend to mockingly salute Frank Burns. Played For Laughs most of the time.



* [[Series/RedDwarf A.J. Rimmer]] and his ridiculously [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al5bErqFrDQ overextended salutes]]. The fact he's apparently completely serious just makes the whole thing funnier.

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* [[Series/RedDwarf ''Series/RedDwarf'': A.J. Rimmer]] Rimmer and his ridiculously [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al5bErqFrDQ overextended salutes]]. The fact he's apparently completely serious just makes the whole thing funnier.



* Used often in ''Series/DoctorWho'' between the Doctor and Jack, although at the time neither were part of military organisations. (The Doctor is/was a UNIT employee but hates their constant saluting, and Jack has served in both World War 1 and 2. [[TimeTravel More than once.]]) Usually, it shows the respect between the two characters. The final salute given between them shows Jack's thanks, and Ten's final goodbye.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Used often in ''Series/DoctorWho'' between the Doctor and Jack, although at the time neither were part of military organisations. (The Doctor is/was a UNIT employee but hates their constant saluting, and Jack has served in both World War 1 and 2. [[TimeTravel More than once.]]) Usually, it shows the respect between the two characters. The final salute given between them shows Jack's thanks, and Ten's final goodbye.
8th May '16 5:46:59 PM eagle108
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* Fubuki demonstrates the British Naval salute in ''Anime/KantaiCollection'', as well several other ship girls, but they salute with their elbow tucked in.
20th Mar '16 8:20:54 PM TechPriest90
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* '''Saluting with your left hand''' can be acceptable when there is something understandable preventing you from using your right. Having an object in your hand is usually not considered a good reason; having an injury to your right arm or ''missing the hand or arm entirely'' is.

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* '''Saluting with your left hand''' can be acceptable when there is something understandable preventing you from using your right. Having an object in your hand is usually not considered a good reason; reason - having an injury to your right arm or ''missing the hand or arm entirely'' is.
is. Doing it for any other reason is generally considered a [[BerserkButton grievous insult]] and is highly offensive, akin to FlippingTheBird. If deliberate, it is done to mock the salutee, [[TheMutiny especially by mutineers.]]
19th Mar '16 1:01:54 PM AgProv
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** An interesting aside: in the revival of formal ritual magick at the turn of the 20th century, with its rigid heirarchies and emphasis on bringing about the advent of the "Super Man" (in the Nietchzean sense), the ''Zelator'', the footsoldier of the Golden Dawn/O.T.O. ritual school, was taught to salute his/her superiors in the Order with... yes, the straight-armed palm-down Roman salute. And rumours persist of Hitler and other Nazi heriarchs being initiates of ritual magickal orders...
29th Feb '16 7:07:48 PM Bissek
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* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' everyone salutes American-style, despite the story taking place in England. The Wild Geese could be justified by the fact that they're mercenaries, who could have learned to salute some place where they do it that way. Seras and Integra (As shown in the 2nd OVA credits) have no such excuse.
9th Feb '16 8:44:09 PM Bisected8
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* One ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' has him saluted by Kasteen and Broklaw (The Valhallan 597th's Colonel and Major respectively). He mentions in his narration that being ThePoliticalOfficer (and outside the chain of command), they don't have to salute him at all; it's just that [[HundredPercentHeroismRating he's unusually well liked for a Commissar]].
24th Jan '16 9:54:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''StrikeWitches'' actually pay close attention to details on salutes. Major Miles, who is British, actually salutes in British style of palm facing forward. On the other hand, Fuso (Japan) Navy personnel salute with their elbow tucked in and palm facing slightly inwards. Also, hat/no-hat rules apply depending on rules of their serving forces.

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* ''StrikeWitches'' ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' actually pay close attention to details on salutes. Major Miles, who is British, actually salutes in British style of palm facing forward. On the other hand, Fuso (Japan) Navy personnel salute with their elbow tucked in and palm facing slightly inwards. Also, hat/no-hat rules apply depending on rules of their serving forces.
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