Music of German armoured troops

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Music of German armoured troops

Post by The Guys » 30 Jun 2022 11:13

[Topic entitled "Music of German tank battalions during the Second World War" expanded and renamed by the host, Ivan Ž.]

Hi everyone,
I'm looking for any book or material concerning music about German tank battalions.

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Re: Music of German armoured troops

Post by Ivan Ž. » 07 Jul 2022 10:28

Hello again,

I haven't heard of a book dealing specifically with music of German armoured troops, it was usually published in various song books or individually. Listed below are the known songs and marches of the (Third Reich era) German Army's armoured troops.

Pre-WWII

Lied der Panzertruppen (Was kraucht dort und faucht dort...) (music: Karl Wüst; lyrics: Walther Stein)
Mit Panzerkraft voran! (music: Karl Gehrauch)
Panzer voran! (music: Hermann Mohaupt)
Panzer-Fanfare (music: Friedrich Deisenroth)
Panzer-Marsch (music: Karl Rockstroh)
Panzerreiter-Marsch (music: Hermann Schmidt)
Panzerwagenlied (Ob's stürmt oder schneit...) (melody: "Luiska-Lied"; lyrics: Kurt Wiehle)

WWII

Das Ostlandlied der Gespenster-Division (Wir rollen im wildweiten Osten...) (music: Bittinger; lyrics: Enge) * 11. Panzer-Division
Das Panzerlied (Wir sind die Panzersoldaten...) (melody: unknown ski song; lyrics: Kurt Linde)
Das Panzersoldatenlied (Wir Panzersoldaten, wir fliegen dahin...) (music: unknown; lyrics: von Nitzsch) * 7. Kompanie / Panzer-Regiment 1
Das Tiger-Lied der schweren Panzer-Abteilung 507 (Die Feinde möchten nun bezwingen...) (music: Moser; lyrics: Hans Maul)
Die Raupenketten (Schwarz wie der Tod ist unser Kleid...) (music: Gerhard Pallmann; lyrics: Georg Eulenberger)
Die schwarzen Husaren (...) (music: Werner Kleine; lyrics: Heinrich Anacker)
Die von der Panzerkompanie (Im Herbst die Vögel flogen...) (music: W. Becker & W. Tolksdorf; lyrics: Hans Linden)
Kleine Dorothee (Kaum beginnt der Tag zu dämmern...) (music: Erich Bolling; lyrics: Fritz Fechner)
Lied der Panzergruppe Kleist (Im Westen haben wir es einst bewiesen...) (music: Norbert Schultze; lyrics: Jürgen Hahn-Butry)
Lied der Panzerdivision (Der dunklen Wagen lange Reih...) (music: Walter Anacker; lyrics: Hugo Fischer)
Panzer greifen an (music: Karl Fina)
Panzer rollen in Afrika vor (Über die Schelde, die Maas und den Rhein...) (music: Norbert Schultze; lyrics: Ewald Hohmann)
Panzer voran! (Beben die Straßen, zittern die Gassen...) (music & lyrics: Günter Konrad)
Panzer voran! (music: Bruno Adolf Schumann)
Panzerhusaren (music: Bruno Adolf Schumann)
Panzer-Husaren (music: Hans Walter Wagner)
Panzer-Marsch (Die Panzer voran, voran der Panzermann...) (music & lyrics: Rudolf Kozian)
Panzermarsch (music: Ernst-Lothar von Knorr)
Panzer-Parade (music: Wilhelm Krämer)
Panzerstoßtrupp (Frühmorgens noch liegen die Nebelschwaden...) (music: Gerhard Pallmann; lyrics: Hans Eckhardt)
Panzertruppenlied (Panzertruppen rücken an...) (music & lyrics: L. Jung)
Panzerwagen (Es rasseln Panzerwagen...) (music: Hermann Greger; lyrics: Gustav Treptow)
Sitzt auf, Kameraden (music: Herms Niel; lyrics: Bruno Freiherr von Brackel) * Panzer-Regiment 15
Unser Panzerkorps (music: Carl Herbst)
Von Mokra bis nach Lyon (Kameraden, es rasseln die Ketten...) (music: N. von Sprecher; lyrics: Fritz Schnell)
Wir Panzer stürmen voran! (Im Osten stürmen die Panzer...) (music & lyrics: Josef Michels)
Wir sind die schwarzen Soldaten (Hell strahlt die Sonne...) (music & lyrics: Ernst Bader)

WWII (self-propelled artillery)

Das Lied der Sturmartillerie (Wenn der Kampf um den Sieg am wildesten braust...) (music & lyrics: Hans Georg Pfeffer)
Kanoniere im Panzer (Unser das land, und unser die Straßen...) (music: Heinz Schucknecht; lyrics: Kurt Heidrich)
Marsch der Sturmartillerie (Voran, es gilt den Feind zu schlagen...) (music: Edmund Kötscher; lyrics: Carl Alson)
Marsch der Sturmartillerie (music: Hans Georg Pfeffer & Robert Küssel) * trio: "Das Lied der Sturmartillerie"


Note that the piece that can be found online under the (fantasy) title "Panzermarsch" is actually called "Die eiserne Schar" and it was not a German Army tankmen's march but a paramilitary (Nazi) one. For more info, see the topic Panzerwagenlied.

Cheers,
Ivan

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Re: Music of German armoured troops

Post by Ivan Ž. » 24 Jul 2022 16:15

There's also a German tankmen's song that may not be listed above (not sure), and that is the song from the 1940 film "Panzer greifen an!"

It can be heard here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2BTrfBmvxM
and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i2iTqYCmS0&t=531s

Unfortunately, I was unable to find any info on who created the piece, nor what was its original title. The part they sing starts with the line "Panzer voran, Panzer greift an". An instrumental version of the piece was later also used in German newsreels (see for example Die Deutsche Wochenschau no 669, from 30.06.1943, and the report "Bandenbekämpfung in Montenegro").

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Re: Music of German armoured troops

Post by Schmeisser » 25 Jul 2022 21:44

Ivan Ž. wrote:
24 Jul 2022 16:15
There's also a German tankmen's song that may not be listed above (not sure), and that is the song from the 1940 film "Panzer greifen an!"
Thanks! Never heard this song before! 8O

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