Today (September 3) marks the 80th anniversary of Britain and France declaring war on Germany. We look back on a song which was popular among the armed forces of Germany as well as Britain.
The story in brief is here:
And you can see more here:
While Marlene Dietrich had moved to Hollywood before the war, she later made it her signature song:
And Britain’s iconic singer of those days sang the English version:
In years to come, this was invariably sung at British-German war reunions.
Footnote: Vera Lynn (born 1917) is still living in 2019.