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Is there any other tune that evokes ww2 than this?

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    Default Is there any other tune that evokes ww2 than this?

    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I think 'Colonel Bogey' for the 'Forgotten Army' is far more evocative, but that's just me, each to his own.

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    Don`t forget LILI MARLEEN sung by both sides.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    To me, anyway, it will always be Vera Lynn's "We'll Meet Again" She also did the old standard "The White Cliffs of Dover" -another wartime classic. William
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    'Moonlight Serenade' is a very nostalgic sounding piece. I love all Glen Miller's stuff !
    There was a certain quality to big band music, and no one will ever make songs
    and instrumentals quite like them again.

    I don't know if Miller wrote 'American Patrol' but I like that one, as well as his
    rendition of 'Little Brown Jug'.

    'White Cliffs Of Dover' as William mentions, is a very moving piece........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    For me, too, it's Lili Marleen - especially in Lale Andersen's period version - and Vera Lynn's The White Cliffs of Dover. I never tire of hearing either.

    The ghostly final verse of Lili Marleen gives me goosebumps and I just love the elegant lyrics of The White Cliffs... beautifully bringing alive the British wartime mood and spirit without expressly mentioning the war, using images like "the angry skies" in a time "when the shadows fell..." instead.

    (We'll meet again is a fine song, too, of course, but thanks to the genius of Stanley Kubrick I always associate it with nuclear holocaust rather than WW2. Those who know the finale of "Dr. Strangelove" will know what I mean...)

    Anyway, while it might not be as universally representative of the whole WW2 era or as popular as those mentioned above, allow me to add another alltime favorite of mine:
    ‪The Ballad of Rodger Young‬‏ - YouTube

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    A little more light-hearted tune that is much forgotten too, but is equally evocative is "When the Lights Come On Again", by, both Glenn Miller and the "voice of British radio" Vera Lynn. A terrible shame that Glenn had to die such a needless death. His body never was recovered. William
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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