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Comic #5009

1 Prof. Jones: Rhodes! Home of the Colossus! The giant statue of Helios, the sun god!
2 Prof. Jones: Miss Dearheart! Level out and turn to port!
2 Emily: Why?
3 Prof. Jones: We can lose the Nazis by flying into the sun. They won’t be able to see us in the glare.
4 Prof. Jones: What a great plan!
4 Monty: Are you sure your swollen head won’t block the sun’s glare?

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I wanted to make a bit of an analogue of the scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in which Henry Jones saves him and Indy from a strafing Nazi fighter by making a flock of gulls take to the air in front of the plane. Henry then quotes Charlemagne:

Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky.

Only the problem is that this isn't a quote from Charlemagne. As Wikiquote says about this often falsely attributed quote:

Widely credited to Charlemagne on the Web, though no source has been found earlier than the 1989 film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Someone checked.

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