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There is a curious coincidence: the same melody is used in the German newsreel about Kiev occupation in 1941 (from 3:00 to the end): https://youtu.be/Jantejjmprc
and in the Soviet newsreel showing Soviet troops entering Kiev in 1943 (must be containing the whole melody -- the similar fragment starts at 5:00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xdv9wRWZxU
It must be a classical melody -- does anyone know?
Although it was on the LP / CD "Die Jugend marschiert" of the Documentary Series, I doubt that it had anything to do with the HJ... but after all, I cannot be sure.
All I can say is that it could also be heard played by a german military band at a Platzkonzert somewhere in France in a german newsreel of the early summer 1940 (have not been able to find it on the internet unfortunately, but I perfectly remember).
There is a melody in German newsreels that is apparently associated with Finland: it accompanies, for example, Mannerheim's visit to Germany (starting from 0:58 in the fragment below). Is it from a famous symphony? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vUYi5m5hE8
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In this video issued from german newsreel of 1944, ' Rommel auf Inspektionsreise im Westen', we can heard 'Der Eiserne' from Erich Schumann.
Who is the performer: Müller-John, or Husadel?
Wochenschau used only radio recordings (non-commercial, for broadcasting) and those two that you asked about weren't recorded for radio, but for Telefunken and Grammophon (they are commercial recordings, for sale). So it's neither of those two recordings. Radio recording of "Der Eiserne" was made by the band of the Regt. "General Göring" under Paul Haase on 06.06.1940. That is the one I know of, however, I can't claim that it is the only radio recording of the march that was made. Just the only one known to me.