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Lili Marlene

Listen to the sounds of the period with S/Ldr. Tigertooo or watch with Merlin!!

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Lili Marlene

Post by Nummy » Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:33 pm

Gents: Since the song "Lili Marlene", sang each night at 9 PM by Lale Andersen, from Radio Belgrade, was the theme song for both sides during the North African desert campaign (Goebbels hated it as did Andersen but popular demand forced it to continue) it seems appropriate that it should be replayed here:



Is there any chance that Mission Builders can incorporate songs. For instance while reading the brief, arming out, and taking slots, we'd hear it in the background?
"The flash of a Spitfire's wing, then, through the misty glare of the summer sky, the first flash of a sharpened sword."

Vincent "Jimmy" Sheean, American journalist, watching a dogfight over Dover, August 1940.

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Post by Tigertooo » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:07 pm

There was a link on the TP site to go to WW II music (that song was on it).
perhaps it will return some day
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Post by Tom » Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:08 am

Very evocative of the times.

Underneath the lantern,
By the barrack gate
Darling I remember
The way you used to wait
T'was there that you whispered tenderly,
That you loved me,
You'd always be,
My Lilli of the Lamplight,
My own Lilli Marlene

Time would come for roll call,
Time for us to part,
Darling I'd caress you
And press you to my heart,
And there 'neath that far-off lantern light,
I'd hold you tight ,
We'd kiss good night,
My Lilli of the Lamplight,
My own Lilli Marlene

Orders came for sailing,
Somewhere over there
All confined to barracks
was more than I could bear
I knew you were waiting in the street
I heard your feet,
But could not meet,
My Lilly of the Lamplight,
my own Lilly Marlene

Resting in our billets,
Just behind the lines
Even tho' we're parted,
Your lips are close to mine
You wait where that lantern softly gleams,
Your sweet face seems
To haunt my dreams
My Lilly of the Lamplight,
My own Lilly Marlene
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

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Or

Post by Nummy » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:59 pm

Or . . .

Vor der kaserne, von die grossen tor,
stand eine lanterne, und steht sie noch davor
Und wollen wir da wiedersehn
bei der lanterne, wollen wir steh'n.
Wie einst Lili Marlene?
Wie einst Lili Marlene? :D

I remember falling in love with the song as a farm boy watching a documentary on the Desert War. This was way back in the 50's. Evokes sitting around in the dark and can't even light a cigarette as Jerry would hurl an artillery shell at the flare of the match.
"The flash of a Spitfire's wing, then, through the misty glare of the summer sky, the first flash of a sharpened sword."

Vincent "Jimmy" Sheean, American journalist, watching a dogfight over Dover, August 1940.

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Post by Jacko » Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:14 pm

You know after looking at the video I had forgotten what the stylus record players were like in this age of CD and DVD.

Looks like I have to admit to getting older after being fascinated just looking at the record player working.

Nice one Nummy
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Post by Nummy » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:33 pm

Thanks Jacko:
I have to confess that the level of technology I was, and am, interested in, was disappearing about the time I was a boy: prop driven planes, steam locomotives, a wood burning stove for heat, scratchy old vinyls on turntables, (and we didn't get a phone in the house til I was 17, which was bliss--before not after that is.)
Now I look around me and run for my life.
I'm not certain what the lure of nostalgia is, but I got it and so do a bunch of these TPs or they'd be flying F22s or something.
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"The flash of a Spitfire's wing, then, through the misty glare of the summer sky, the first flash of a sharpened sword."

Vincent "Jimmy" Sheean, American journalist, watching a dogfight over Dover, August 1940.

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