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20 Nov 2012 10:21 AM   |   6106 clicks   |   BBC
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UberDave    [TotalFark]  
"Securing Bravo."
"Enemy Hind inbound!!"
"Losing Bravo"
"Care package awaiting direction."
"AC-130 above!!"
"Enemy missile inbound!"

20 Nov 2012 10:11 AM
GAT_00     
Goddammit space bar!

20 Nov 2012 10:15 AM
Rusty Shackleford    [TotalFark]  
About two-thirds of the way down this page of Great War recordings is a track listing called "Gas Shells Bombardment - British Troops Advancing on Lille." It is very eerie; you can hear the battery commander giving orders, and the guns fire, followed by the whistle of the shell (or more accurately, the nose-fuse) as it travels towards the enemy.

http://www.firstworldwar.com/audio/19 18.htm

20 Nov 2012 10:17 AM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
What does modern war sound like?

It's loud.

20 Nov 2012 10:26 AM
Bloody William    [TotalFark]  
For me, it sounds like a teenager saying the most racist shiat in my ear because I can actually kill him. I haven't tried Black Ops 2 yet though.

20 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
MythDragon     
Some 12 year old telling me he teabagged my mom last night.

20 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
hdhale     
It was always loud, whether explosions were involved or lots and lots of clanging metal. Arrows and spears tended to be relatively silent--until the screams of the wounded start.

20 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
Brick-House     
loud and boomy Im guessing.

20 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
CDNPanzer     
"Range 200! In front of the grape hut!"

"Not Seen!"

"Look for the muzzle flash!"

"Seen!"

*deluge of small arms fire, .50 HMG and 60mm Mortar*

20 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
Onkel Buck    [TotalFark]  
what war may sound like pops

20 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
croesius     
DANGO SACKAT!

20 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

Brick-House: loud and boomy Im guessing.


You know what else is loud and boomy?

Me.

20 Nov 2012 10:47 AM
Big Man On Campus     
Why turn to the BBC for this information when soldiers are all too willing to post their combat videos on youtube?

20 Nov 2012 10:48 AM
flaminio     
I misread that as "Modem War" and thought it sounded like this:

Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtsh chchchchchchchcch*ding*ding*ding

20 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller     

UberDave: "Securing Bravo."
"Enemy Hind inbound!!"
"Losing Bravo"
"Care package awaiting direction."
"AC-130 above!!"
"Enemy missile inbound!"


"ENOUGH OF THE QUICKSCOPING ASSHOLE!"

20 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
pnome     

20 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
SacriliciousBeerSwiller     

Bloody William: For me, it sounds like a teenager saying the most racist shiat in my ear because I can actually kill him. I haven't tried Black Ops 2 yet though.


Run with a silenced SMG and a bouncing betty. Thank me later.

20 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
The other Kenny G.     
Do audio controls on the BBC website always go to 11?

20 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
pnome     
This one is also good : Link

20 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
God-is-a-Taco     
Maybe one day...

www.mindwafers.comView Full Size
 


/You know, I never did question why the warfare in GI Joe was full of colorful lasers. I guess Japan was involved

20 Nov 2012 11:10 AM
booger42     
The last one, with the doodlebug was something. Imagine hearing the engine cutting out near you and waiting...waiting... Yeesh

20 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
Clemkadidlefark     
Modern war sounds like hate maddened Muslims screaming to annihilate an entire race of people, with liberals screaming in support, making excuses and madly humping Rachel Maddow's propaganda scripts.

20 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
UberDave    [TotalFark]  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Bloody William: For me, it sounds like a teenager saying the most racist shiat in my ear because I can actually kill him. I haven't tried Black Ops 2 yet though.

Run with a silenced SMG and a bouncing betty. Thank me later.



I'm just going to noob tube until I learn the maps.


/no I'm not.

20 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
hAZy     
The sound of Gulf War pt 1 for me was morse code. 12 hours a day of morse code for months on end. Looking back 20+ years ago, I can't believe I actually did that. If you said my job was friggin morse code today I'd say, "Hells no!". Guess that's why the military gets them young. :-S

20 Nov 2012 11:36 AM
Jay CiR     
For me, "War" by :wumpscut: was the closest approximation to what the concept of "war" sounds like....

/ah, the old angry industrial days....

20 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
BigNumber12     
Cool idea for an article.

20 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

hAZy: The sound of Gulf War pt 1 for me was morse code. 12 hours a day of morse code for months on end. Looking back 20+ years ago, I can't believe I actually did that. If you said my job was friggin morse code today I'd say, "Hells no!". Guess that's why the military gets them young. :-S


Former dittybopper?

For me, the sound track of the Cold War was Morse in random numeric code groups.

/Didadidit, the *HELL* with it.

20 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
signaljammer     
Clemkadidlefark

Modern war sounds like hate maddened Muslims screaming to annihilate an entire race of people, with liberals screaming in support, making excuses and madly humping Rachel Maddow's propaganda scripts.
You do know that we allow Jews to live in the good ol' USA with no apartheid (to say the least) whatsoever?

Link

20 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  

The other Kenny G.: Do audio controls on the BBC website always go to 11?


Of course... it's 1 louder.

20 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
pottie     
Sounds just like opening day of duck season to me.

20 Nov 2012 12:12 PM
Bruxellensis     

Onkel Buck: what war may sound like pops


What is that link good for?

20 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
Pribar     
Worse than the battle is the silence after, the mornings you wake with your dead haunting your dreams and having to look in the mirror and ask did I do my best for my men and was it worth it, and too many times having to answer no.

20 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
Agent Smiths Laugh     
War, war never changes.

20 Nov 2012 01:14 PM
vonzales     

Bruxellensis: Onkel Buck: what war may sound like pops

What is that link good for?


Absolutely nothin'!
Say it again.

20 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
Tobin_Lam     
"This content is not currently available for your device." Thanks.

20 Nov 2012 01:50 PM
ObscureNameHere     
Well, according to the 'Sgt. Rock' comics I read 30 years ago:

*budda-budda-budda*

20 Nov 2012 03:34 PM
Jay CiR     
pottie: Sounds just like opening day of duck season to me.

RABBIT SEASON!!!

20 Nov 2012 03:57 PM
master luthier     

Pribar: Worse than the battle is the silence after, the mornings you wake with your dead haunting your dreams and having to look in the mirror and ask did I do my best for my men and was it worth it, and too many times having to answer no.


Man up dude, if ya cant deal with it why did ya sign up?

20 Nov 2012 05:24 PM
WordyGrrl     
"Leeeroooy Jenkins!"

20 Nov 2012 05:28 PM
Tenatra     
I just listen to raw audio cuts in the AP Soundbank

20 Nov 2012 09:33 PM
Artisan Sandwich     
PRR cackling in your ear, sounds of chest rigs rubbing on body armour, Taliban chatter over the ICOM, deafening explosion, ears ringing, someone calling out for help, small arms kick up, radio back to 9er Contact wait out, immense small arms, pull wounded and dead into cover, incoming arty, krump of shells, evacuate wounded, carry on for Battle Damage Assessment, count bodies, take pictures and gather evidence, go home and eat a packaged meal, call wife on satelllite phone, miss home, go on sentry, sleep, wake up and leave for night patrol, continue until dead or tour complete.

Not the sounds I suppose, but the rhythm. The one defining sound of modern war for me is the call to prayer, especially the 4am call. Made even more surreal when it's foggy out and they have a child doing the call. Almost beautiful...

21 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
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