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Old 06.02.2013, 23:27
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Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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Who, on EF knows from experience what a proper WW2 air raid alarm sounds like?
I think there are not many people on EF who are above 80, but THIS thing here shows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...SNkupDTs4&NR=1

the sounds of a genuine Siemens siren. Mum, when she was working Ermatingen/Thurgau often could here this type of siren, when nearby Konstanz was attacked by Allied bomber squadrons

Strangely enough, when her own home town Schaffhausen was bombarded, she had been working in Zürich just beside Paradeplatz, and only heard the news when there was a loudspeaker "order" ""Frölein S... zur Chefin ... Frölein S... zur Chefin " and she then was ordered to take a seat and to learn "Frölein S..., es tuet mer leid, aber Iri Heimatschtadt isch hütemorge bombardiert worde".

Whenever I of course then was "MINUS 6 years" at that time, I have heard everything about and around it that I know almost as many details as if I had been present which is strange as well

This photo

http://schaffhausen-nostalgie-foto.c...-,index,0.html

shows almost exactly the sight my Grandmum had from home. To the right of the picture you see the small forest which separates (at least DID separate) the Breite-quarter from Neuhausen from where Grand-Dad sped home early afternoon. Amazingly, the many industries of the area were not attacked in any way. When he participated in the managing the evacuation of the personnel of the Tonwarenfabrik Schaffhausen, his only fear was that a third wave might use firebombs against the Neuhausen factories which could have put the forest into fire into which he had lead more than 100 people. But nothing thelike happened

But no news got out of Schaffhausen, and so when Mum was on her way home (via German territory) in early evening 6pm to 8pm, the train stopped a dozen times, as nobody knew what was still existing, until they arrived at the badly damaged but still functioning rail-station. The roads up the hill to the Breite had been damaged and the church totally destroyed, but above the hill things were in perfect order. The next two days, Mum was ordered two PAID days off by her boss, and learnt that about two of her schoolfriend (one man and one woman) had lost their lifes and quite a number arms and/or legs. The Steigkirche for example, only looking damaged on the photos of the Schaffhauser Nachrichten, was structurally destroyed and had to be broken up and be replaced by the beautiful "Neue" Steigkirche of today.

Harry S. Truman financed the repairs of Schaffhausen so that after 1950, almost no damage was visible.

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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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Was in Basle today; the sirens went off punctually but then there were sort of junior versions (shorter & quieter) which continued sporadically for about 15 minutes....
Yes I heard the dinky sirens too, probably somebody complained about the noise.
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Old 06.02.2013, 23:53
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Re: Tomorrow is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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I think there are not many people on EF who are above 80, but THIS thing here shows


Whenever I of course then was "MINUS 6 years" at that time, I have heard everything about and around it that I know almost as many details as if I had been present which is strange as well

This photo

http://schaffhausen-nostalgie-foto.c...-,index,0.html

shows almost exactly the sight my Grandmum had from home. To the right of the picture you see the small forest which separates (at least DID separate) the Breite-quarter from Neuhausen from where Grand-Dad sped home early afternoon. Amazingly, the many industries of the area were not attacked in any way. When he participated in the managing the evacuation of the personnel of the Tonwarenfabrik Schaffhausen, his only fear was that a third wave might use firebombs against the Neuhausen factories which could have put the forest into fire into which he had lead more than 100 people. But nothing thelike happened

But no news got out of Schaffhausen, and so when Mum was on her way home (via German territory) in early evening 6pm to 8pm, the train stopped a dozen times, as nobody knew what was still existing, until they arrived at the badly damaged but still functioning rail-station. The roads up the hill to the Breite had been damaged and the church totally destroyed, but above the hill things were in perfect order

Harry S. Truman financed the repairs of Schaffhausen so that after 1950, almost no damage was visible.

Why those one have to be above 80 ?

The rest is Hearsay Harry S Truman the builder Wolly you funny,I like pic # 7
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Old 06.02.2013, 23:56
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Re: Wednesday [1.2.2012] is Switzerland's Siren test day - do not get scared ;-)

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Passed another annoyance day of wailing sirens. It was bearable near here : D

The sirens are clearly louder in the Glattbrugg area than in the Zürich-2 (Enge+Wollishofen) area. Possibly due to the close-by airport
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Why those one have to be above 80 ?

The rest is Hearsay Harry S Truman the builder Wolly you funny,I like pic # 7
Only people who are above 80 can know about such things first hand.

Harry T. was not a mason and did not arrive to work himself, but he upon a visit by SH president Walter Bringolf signed the needed papers. Not hearsay is that inhabitants of Schaffhausen even could bill damages of their houses just thought to have been due to the overflying of US bombers. Granddad issued his "claim" in English, so that it had not to be translated and got some nice bank-transfers very swiftly. He did not expect Mr Truman to be among the masons

But, what is on pic 7 ?
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Old 07.02.2013, 00:27
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

I didn't hear the general alarm, just teh water alarm. Weird, I remember them being louder.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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Not sure if it was today for the whole country? Because I didn't hear any sirens!
It WAS for the whole country, INCLUDING the Romandie. But the place where you were possibly covered against the siren by a larger building

I suggest you write to

Organisation régionale de protection civile Lavaux


Grand'Rue 1
1091 Grandvaux
Telefon: 021 799 21 72 Fax: *021 799 22 74
and tell them that they had to arrange a siren to be placed close to your place as you otherwise will alert THESE chaps

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Yes I heard the dinky sirens too, probably somebody complained about the noise.
I wonder if people actually called the police to complain about that
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I wonder if people actually called the police to complain about that
Get enough people together, and there will be one...
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

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When the sirens went off in Germany, every Saturday noon we all knew that the Ruß is a coming, it was a joke for us kids.
For the older generation siren tests must have been traumatic though, grandma used to get very nervous, she was hitting the grog by one o'clock and spent the rest of the afternoon mumbling about the evil "Ruß" (the Russian, pronounced Ruzz)
Sirens were not always a lark.

In Beirut, they were real so I understand how your grandmother felt.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

I live in Horgen and I didn't hear anything
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

For all those who didn't hear the sirens, bear in mind, that not everyone is destined to survive.
There are probably insufficient shelters in your area, so any warning would be a waste of time.

In this case you are classified as expendable.
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For all those who didn't hear the sirens, bear in mind, that not everyone is destined to survive.
There are probably insufficient shelters in your area, so any warning would be a waste of time.

In this case you are classified as expendable.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

actually it sounded like a gigantic alp horn
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

This Wednesday 5.Feb.2014 beginning at 13:30

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/am-...id2647022.html
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

This is how it is done

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNK5jRbVKJY

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Looking forward to the noobs freaking out and starting a thread.
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Re: Nationwide siren test - this Wednesday 13:30

Just so you can annoy people tomorrow.

TURN UP THE VOLUME ON YOUR SPEAKERS (so your office mates can benefit as well).

General Alarm audio: http://www.srgssr.ch/fileadmin/media...al%20alarm.mp3

Flood Alarm audio: http://www.srgssr.ch/fileadmin/media...od%20alarm.mp3
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Just so you can annoy people tomorrow.

TURN UP THE VOLUME ON YOUR SPEAKERS (so your office mates can benefit as well).

General Alarm audio: http://www.srgssr.ch/fileadmin/media...al%20alarm.mp3

Flood Alarm audio: http://www.srgssr.ch/fileadmin/media...od%20alarm.mp3
Hilarious!!! I will have to set my mobiles ringtones to these!!! Ill never miss a call again!!! or...they may destroy the phone. Either way...thanks!
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