Wow, you got me involved in quite the interesting search this morning, so thamks for that. I found tons of military marches on YT. Keywords,
Prussian, waffen, heil, etc...I don't know if that's the direction you are searching in though. But for the fun of it, here's the Red Army Chorus
performing WWII songs at Enghien-les-bains, France.
Heres one of my favorites,its one of the most beautiful songs ever made,with a haunting melody.It was released in 1935 and world war 2 started
arguably in 1939,but i still love it a lot and it was a big hit with a lot of people,including the same people who would soon find themselves fighting
and dying in that war...
Heres another really good one "Swinging on a Star" an American pop standard.It was sung by Bing Crosby in the 1944 film Going My Way,winning an
Academy Award for Best Original Song that year > www.youtube.com...
"I'll Be Seeing You" is a popular song published in 1938,the musical theme has emotional power and was much loved during World War II.It became an
anthem for those serving overseas,both British and American soldiers...
The lyrics begin,in Ambrose's recorded version,with a preamble...
Cathedral bells were tolling and our hearts sang on,
Was it the spell of Paris or the April dawn?
Who knows if we shall meet again?
But when the morning chimes ring sweet again,
I'll be seeing you in all the old familiar places...
And when the night is new,
I'll be looking at the moon,
But I'll be seeing you...
I'm reaching down deep into my memory vaults for this song,its from the movie Broadway Rhythm-1944,one of my favorite movie musicals,its filled with a
lot of nice songs and heres one of them > Ginny Simms-Amor,1944 > www.youtube.com...
This songs 9 years after ww-2,its from the korean war time period but i had to include it because its just lovely and harmonious and its one of my all
time favorites "mr sandman" 1954 www.youtube.com...
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The thing with music during the war is many of the songs popular during the first world war and during the twenties popped up again....Hell even into
the 70's many different artists were banging out the most popular of tunes.
German version 1939 of Lili Marleen....Lale Andersen
Big hit in Nazi Germany under a germanized name-"Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen". But once its Jewish origins were discovered,the song was promptly banned.
Don't bring lulu
One of my favourites Bette Davies did for War Bonds.
Bit of our Gracie..While many songs were concerned with our troops, we had many song's focusing on the men and women left in the factories that were
And my favourite ever...And for some reason my little boy always fell asleep when I sang it to him. Yeah you know it, it was on the Pearl Harbour
Film. Dinah Shore...
Speaking of Pearl Harbour this was obvious one for the boys in the Pacific.
Personal disclosure: We have quite the stash of wartime clothes, uniforms and music in this house.
I'll stop now before I get an urge to do my hair and do the dishes in my best 40's frock and pinny.
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