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Thread #116602   Message #2567293
Posted By: bubblyrat
15-Feb-09 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Lili Marleen
Subject: RE: Origins: Lili Marleen
I was watching yet another re-run episode of the excellent BBC documentary series "The World At War" on Friday afternoon,it being the section that dealt with Rommel,Montgomery,and the battles for Tobruk, etc., and it was suggested that this was the time when the song became popular with the German Army, or at least the "Afrika Korps",and,soon afterwards,with the British Army.It is amazing (and heartening) that such a song was able to register so deeply with soldiers of opposing sides in a bitter conflict.