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Thread #34766   Message #3290127
Posted By: katlaughing
13-Jan-12 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: Help: WWII & Brit'Cat Musical Quesions
Subject: RE: Help: WWII & Brit'Cat Musical Quesions
I've got a question. We watched an old episode of All Creatures Great & Small last night in which they sang Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line. I found reference to it, with the chorus and at least one verse in another thread. Apparently it was George Formby song.

Anyway, what I'd like to know is why "Siegfried?" Is it a reference to Wagner or just a generic German-type name which worked well for the lyrics and sentiments of the time?