Favorite ww2 songs/marches,here's a few that i like

Discussion in 'Music' started by Torch, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
  2. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
  3. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
  4. BikerBabe

    BikerBabe Active Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,291
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Yes, got one.
    Location:
    Denmark.
    Home Page:

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUx3MU9iM6c

    Vera Lynn: The White Cliffs of Dover - Spitfire show.
    "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" is a popular World War II song made famous by Vera Lynn with her 1942 recording - one of her best known recordings.
    Written in 1941 by Walter Kent and Nat Burton, the song was also among the most popular Second World War tunes.
    It was written before America had joined World War II, to uplift the spirits of the Allies at a time when Nazi Germany had conquered much of Europe's area and was bombing Britain.
    The song was written at a time when British and German aircraft had been fighting over the cliffs of Dover in the Battle of Britain: the song's lyrics looked toward a time when the war would be over and peace would rule over the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, Britain's de facto border with the European mainland.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9hW7dMWqjs

    The words were written in 1915 during World War I by Hans Leip (1893–1983), a school teacher from Hamburg who had been conscripted into the Imperial German Army.
    Leip reportedly combined the names of his girlfriend and another female friend. However, Lili and Marleen were actually both his mistress.
    The poem was later published as "Das Lied eines jungen Soldaten auf der Wacht" ("The Song of a Young Soldier on Watch") in 1937, now with the two last (of five) verses added. It was set to music by Norbert Schultze in 1938.
    Tommie Connor later wrote English lyrics. It was recorded by Lale Andersen in 1939.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SLvtP6KMUM

    КАТЮШ (Katyusha) - Red Army Choir.
    Katyusha, Katusha or Katjusha (Russian: Катюша) is a Soviet wartime song about a girl longing for her beloved, who is away on military service. The music was composed in 1938 by Matvei Blanter and the lyrics were written by Mikhail Isakovsky.
    It was first performed by Valentina Batishcheva in the Column Hall of Moscow's House of the Unions.
    Later it was performed by Lidiya Ruslanova and other singers.
    It is part of the repertoire of the Alexandrov Ensemble.
    Katyusha is a tender diminutive from the female name Ekaterina (Catherine): Katya is the nickname and Katyusha, a tender diminutive.
    The Russian song also gave name to the BM-8, BM-13, and BM-31 "Katyusha" rocket launchers that were built and fielded by the Red Army in World War II.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6pVXdgFToQ

    Official march of the german Luftwaffe, written by the austrian composer Hermann Dostal in 1912, for the operetta "Der fliegende Rittmeister".


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV3hscgyuAs

    Royal Air Force March Past.
    The "Royal Air Force March Past" is the official march of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and is used in some other Commonwealth air forces.
    The original score was completed by Sir Walford Davies in 1918 for the new RAF; it combined the rhythm of the bugle call of the Royal Flying Corps with that of the Royal Naval Air Service.
    The call appears in both the introduction and the coda. The second part of the march past, the trio, was composed by Sir George Dyson.
    The march can be played both as a slow march and a quick march, and has been used as both when the Queen's Colour Squadron and RAF Central Band perform public duties such as mounting the guard at Buckingham Palace.

    And finally my personal favourite:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81rz2gMBRAQ

    Buchenwald-sangen - Overbetjent Julsgaard-Larsen og Politikoret.
    (The Buchenwald Song with Sergeant Julsgaard-Larsen and the Police Choir)

    On Sept. 19th, 1944, all of the danish police force (- approx. 2000 officers) were captured by the german forces in Denmark, they were sent off to the concentration camp Buchenwald.
    This is the song they wrote while in the KZ-camp, making fun of the germans and their KZ-camp, to keep the danish police officer's spirit high and help each other get through the hard times.
    63 danish officers died in the camp, which is a very low death toll compared with other groups who were sent to the camps.
    The danish Foreign Ministry managed to negotiate an agreement with the german authorities, so that Red Cross parcels with food, medication and clothes was allowed to be sent to the danish police officers. The medication was stolen by the germans; they used it for their own troops.
    200 danish officers were also allowed to be sent back home because they were sick.
    On Dec. 16th, 1944, 1604 danish officers were granted the status of POWs, and they were then moved to the POW camp Mühleberg.
    In a KZ-camp they had no rights, but as POWs, they were covered by international conventions, and so the danish police were treated really well compared with the other KZ-prisoners.
    Why?
    They were "aryans".

    The officers also did what they could to help the other prisoners, especially the children, with whom they shared whatever food they had, saving many children by doing so.
    This story has only come out later, the officers themselves never mentioned it to anyone.
     
  5. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
  6. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
    Good ones guys, evrybody ties "lili Marlene' to Dietrich but the other versions are better. And hey pass the ammunition
     
  7. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,287
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colorado
Loading...

Share This Page