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Although it was originally created in the summer of 1940, after the invasion of France, it was repopularized during the winter of 1941/42 (it was recorded in December and January) and additionally named "Das Winterlied" [The Winter Song].
Which march released in 1935 by Grammophon has the sound effect of a Cuckoo clock played a small number of times midway through the song? The Composer of the song is someone we all know...also a known smoker in his day.
It should be a pretty easy one, so I've intentionally left it vague, if nobody can get it I'll drop another hint.
Ivan Ž. wrote:"Halloh, ich bin ein Jägersmann" (but also "Zicke-zacke" from the same record)
(note: the sound is referring to the Cuckoo as a live bird, not a clock)
Almost 100% correct, but I dont think the noise I'm thinking of is in "Zicke-zacke", it sounds just as the clock does, two notes played on what I can only imagine is some kind of whistle. Maybe outside of English the noise is known by a different name.
"Halloh-*cuckoo*-ich bin-*cuckoo*- ein Jägersmann".
Again, the cuckoo is a bird, not a clock. The cuckoo clock was named after the bird, it has a toy-bird in it which imitates the sound of the real bird. A Jägersmann (huntsman) hunts in a forest, where birds live, he does not hunt in a clock store They imitated several birds on that Grammophon record, on both sides, among which was also the cuckoo bird (also on both sides). It is "Hello (sound of a bird), I am (sound of a bird) a huntsman" - and not "Hello (sound of a wall clock), I am (sound of a wall clock) a huntsman".
Fair enoug, Ivan, although maybe Mr. Niel hunted the clock store a few times for some nice clocks?
In all seriousness I never considered that they might be actually trying to imitate the bird, obvious thought now, but the specific sound played is associated here almost exclusively with the clocks , the living bird will be described as making a different noise, the birds themselves aren't so common to see in most of the US, I'm not sure I've ever even heard one before in real life.
How about a master level questions for me?
Yes, of course It has the inscription in Spanish "All for the fatherland" [Todo por la patria], and also the LC [Legion Condor] initials in the center. The legion used other motives as well: Franco Regime's coat of arms and the Luftwaffe flag (see http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1&t=207515).
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