WWII veteran Jack Leroy Tueller tells a story of one night in France after D-Day. He was an Army Air Corps pilot who was spending his first night there, while a German sniper kept shooting at him and the others at the makeshift airstrip. He was a trumpet player who carried his trumpet with him all through the war, and still has it and plays it to this day. He played “Lili Marlene” in order to persuade the sniper to stop firing. Watch these all the way through.
The power of music, indeed.