"It’s going down! Quick, break out the emergency karaoke machine!"
6 Hilarious Pranks Pulled by Soldiers in the Middle of War 

#4. Singing Sarcastic Songs on a Sinking Ship

In 1982, the Falklands War was raging between Argentina and the United Kingdom. On the fourth of May, an Argentinian jet unleashed a lethal Exocet missile onto the British ship the HMS Sheffield. The ship was destroyed, and the crew was left to sit and wait for rescue. Sensing an abrupt drop of morale, the crew decided to cheer themselves up by singing. Appropriately, they sang [the Monty Python song ] “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” And this, it turns out, would begin a truly insane tradition among British troops.


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"It’s going down! Quick, break out the emergency karaoke machine!"

6 Hilarious Pranks Pulled by Soldiers in the Middle of War

#4. Singing Sarcastic Songs on a Sinking Ship

In 1982, the Falklands War was raging between Argentina and the United Kingdom. On the fourth of May, an Argentinian jet unleashed a lethal Exocet missile onto the British ship the HMS Sheffield. The ship was destroyed, and the crew was left to sit and wait for rescue. Sensing an abrupt drop of morale, the crew decided to cheer themselves up by singing. Appropriately, they sang [the Monty Python song ] “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” And this, it turns out, would begin a truly insane tradition among British troops.

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