Afrika Korps Marching Song.

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  1. syscom3

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    Thought this might be of interest to those of you interested in the Afrika Korps.

    Afrika Korps marching songs

    Heiß über Afrikas Boden die Sonne glüht.
    Unsere Panzermotoren singen ihr Lied!
    Deutsche Panzer im Sonnenbrand,
    Stehen zum Kampf gegen Engeland
    Es rasseln die Ketten, es dröhnt der Motor,
    Panzer rollen in Afrika vor.

    Translation

    Hot over African ground, the sun is glowing.
    Our panzer engines sing their song!
    German panzers in the blazing sun,
    As they stand in battle against England.
    The tracks rattle, the engine roars,
    Panzers roll in Africa.


    2nd Song: "Unser Rommel" ("Our Rommel")[1]
    1.

    Wir sind das deutsche Afrikakorps
    Des Führers verwegene Truppe
    Wir stürmen wie die Teufel hervor
    Versalzen dem Tommy die Suppe
    Wir fürchten nicht Hitze und Wüstensand
    Wir trotzen dem Durst und dem Sonnenbrand
    Marschieren beim Takt unserer Trommel
    Vorwärts, vorwärts
    |:Vorwärts mit unserem Rommel!:|

    Translation of verse 1

    We are the German Afrika Korps
    The Führer's daring troops
    We assault like the devils
    Cook the Tommy's goose
    We fear neither heat nor desert sand
    We resist the thirst and the blazing sun
    March to the beat of our drum
    Forwards, forwards
    |:Forwards with our Rommel!:|

    2.

    Die Briten fürchten uns wie die Pest
    Sie sitzen auf glühenden Kohlen
    Wir rächen Deutsch-Ost und rächen Südwest
    Das einst sie uns feige gestohlen
    Sind Churchhill und Roosevelt auch Wut entbrannt
    Wir werfen die Feinde in jedem Land
    Es schlägt Generalmarsch die Trommel
    Vorwärts, vorwärts
    |:Vorwärts mit unserem Rommel!:|

    Translation of verse 2

    The Brits fear us like the plague
    They are on tenterhooks
    We revenge German East (Africa) and revenge South-West (Africa)
    Which once were dastardly stolen from us
    Let Churchill and Roosevelt be inflamed with rage
    We beat the enemies in every country
    The drum beats 'get ready'Generalmarsch[›]
    Forwards, forwards
    |:Forwards with our Rommel!:|

    3.

    Mit uns im Kampf und im Siege vereint
    Marschieren Italiens Scharen
    Bis einst die Sonne des Friedens uns scheint
    Und wieder gen Deutschland wir fahren.
    Doch wenn mich die feindliche Kugel fand
    So lasset mich ruhen im Wüstensand
    Und rühret noch einmal die Trommel
    Vorwärts, vorwärts (disputed line)
    |:Vorwärts mit unserem Rommel!:|

    Translation of verse 3

    In battle and in victory united with us
    Italy's cohorts are marching
    Until one day the sun of peace will shine for us
    And we will return to Germany.
    But if the enemy's bullet meets me
    Than let me rest in the desert sand
    And beat the drum once again.
    Forwards, forwards (disputed line)
    |:Forwards with our Rommel!:|
     
  2. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I have allways had a deep interest in the Afrika Korps since I met Rommels son when I was in Highschool. He was also the Mayor of the city I lived in.

    My ROTC class would go every year to the grave site of Rommel and place a wreath with the German, American and British soldiers for his anniversary. Manfred thought this was cool and gave us a tour of the Rommel Museum himself and he was the Guest of Honor at our Military Ball twice. The Afrika Korps Assossiation would sponser us for certain events and talk to us about the war from there point of view. They all had nothing but good things to say about Rommel.

    I am so into the Afrika Korps that I even wrote a Term Paper on it in High School and have been an avid collector of original Afrika Korps uniforms and equipment.
     
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    Very cool Syscom
     
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    I think I actually somewhere have a lot of the music of that along with British, France and USA wartime WW2 songs.
     
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