Im Osten nun marschieren wir

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Im Osten nun marschieren wir

Post by Panzermahn » 30 Jun 2005 07:29

Hi,

I am interested to know the political context of the WWII song Im Osten nun maschieren wir (a song of the Eastern front).

Anyone got more info on this one?

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 30 Jun 2005 12:57

"Im Osten nun marschieren wir" is a wartime march and song, based on the old Nazi hit "SA marschiert" (Durch deutsches Land marschieren wir...). The piece was made during the Russian campaign as a reminder of the beginnings of the Nazi struggle, showing how far they've progressed over the years, in their fight against communism. The real origin of the song melody is the WWI song "Argonnerwald, um Mitternacht".

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Post by Panzermahn » 30 Jun 2005 13:20

Hi Ivan,

Thanks for the info.

I see that you're quite knowledgeable in German military songs :D

Regards
Panzermahn

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