Die braunen Kolonnen der SA und schwarzen der SS

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Die braunen Kolonnen der SA und schwarzen der SS

Post by D-General » 19 Sep 2023 16:23

[Topic entitled "Identification of unknown song" has been renamed according to the song's opening line; I. Ž.]

Greetings everyone, I hope you're all having a great day.

I was watching a documentary about Nazi Television broadcasts, but one segment of this video that caught my attention is this timestamp wherein a man can be heard singing a song which talks about the SA and SS.

(09:27) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3exBWIwrvsE&t=568s

If anyone can tell me what the name of this song is and provide information on it, I'd appreciate it. That'll be all, thank you very much.
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Re: Identification of unknown song

Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Sep 2023 20:12

Hello, D-General

Unfortunately, the English speaker's voice prevents us from hearing the original German announcement completely; but from what can be heard, it appears that the performer wrote the song for his Sturm (company-sized Nazi unit). It begins with the line "Die braunen Kolonnen der SA und schwarzen der SS", but I have no idea what was its original title. It's likely one of numerous obscure / privately written songs.

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Re: Identification of unknown song

Post by D-General » 20 Sep 2023 20:54

Thank you very much for the information Ivan. It certainly is a shame that a full recording of this segment isn't readily accessible, I speculate that the uncut footage might have some more information about this song. Nonetheless, it is interesting to know that this was not a widely-known song and was merely created for a single unit. Thanks again!
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