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Question 15

Post by Robb » 02 Aug 2007 12:11

Thank you. Next question: What was the official song of the Hitler Youth and who wrote it?

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Re: Question 15

Post by Ivan Ž. » 02 Aug 2007 12:18

"Uns're Fahne flattert uns voran", composed by Hans-Otto Borgmann (1901-1977) and written by Baldur von Schirach (1907-1974) for the 1933 movie "Hitlerjunge Quex".

Note: on Wikipedia is incorrectly mentioned Baumann's "Es zittern die morschen Knochen" as their official song.

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Re: Question 15

Post by Robb » 05 Aug 2007 04:15

Hi Ivan,

I shall take your word for it as Wikipedia is my only source. Please post a link for us. Over to you now.

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Re: Question 15

Post by Ivan Ž. » 05 Aug 2007 09:07

Hello, Robb

"Das Lied , das man am Anfang hören kann heisst 'Unsere Fahne flattert uns voran'; es war zur offiziellen Hymne der Hitlerjugend" (source)

"Eine seiner Melodien erhielt vom Führer der Hitlerjugend Baldur von Schirach einen Text mit dem Titel 'Unsere Fahne flattert uns voran' und galt als Hymne der Hitlerjugend." (source)

"...'Unsere Fahne flattert uns voran' (Our flag waves before us), the official Hitler Youth song written by their leader, Baldur von Schirach" (source: David B. Hinton, The Films of Leni Riefenstahl; Metuchen, N.J., and London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1978)

And so on.

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As you surely know, Wikipedia articles often have many errors, because they can be written by almost anyone.

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Re: Question 15

Post by Robb » 05 Aug 2007 09:48

Thanks for the links Ivan.

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Question 16

Post by Ivan Ž. » 05 Aug 2007 11:20

Since Robb mentioned an official song - what was the official song of German pilots (1933) and who is its author?

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Re: Question 16

Post by behemoth » 05 Aug 2007 20:42

I believe it was Krüger's "Deutscher Piloten-Marsch."

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Re: Question 16

Post by Ivan Ž. » 06 Aug 2007 02:48

Your turn :wink:

(for those who don't know this song under the original title, it's the one starting with "Wir sind die alten Kameraden vom deutschen Fliegerkorps...")

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Question 17

Post by behemoth » 07 Aug 2007 05:52

Next question:

This man's orchestra performed one of the earliest known anti-English propaganda songs - "British Soldiers Song." He survived the war, but died shortly afterward. Name this conductor and what happened to him.

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Re: Question 17

Post by behemoth » 08 Aug 2007 16:10

Ok, Hint #1 - I can say that this was a German orchestra known for its Schlager songs.

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Re: Question 17

Post by Ivan Ž. » 08 Aug 2007 16:25

Recorded by Orchester Erhard Bauschke on 11.10.1939. He was ran over by a car in Berlin, shortly after the war, on 01.10.1945.

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Re: Question 17

Post by behemoth » 08 Aug 2007 16:47

Correct, Ivan. Here is a picture of he and his orchestra. My recollection is that he was actually crushed between two cars but I cannot cite the source for that at the moment. Anyway, it was a tragic event.

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Question 18

Post by Ivan Ž. » 09 Aug 2007 10:30

Who are these two?

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Together, they made a huge hit in 1939 (a marching song), recorded by many military and civilian bands. The one on the left composed the music, the right one wrote the lyrics. Composer was five years older than the lyricist (and lived five more years after the lyricist died).

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Re: Question 18

Post by Sdt » 09 Aug 2007 21:47

I think they are Hans Carste and Hellmut Boerner, authors of "Lebe wohl, du kleine Monika". :)

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Re: Question 18

Post by Ivan Ž. » 10 Aug 2007 09:55

No... The man on the left composed also a very nice song, recorded (among others) by Lale Andersen.

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