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Thread #38458   Message #540640
Posted By: Fiolar
03-Sep-01 - 05:41 AM
Thread Name: Second World War Anniversary
Subject: Second World War Anniversary
Well folks it's arrived. The 62nd anniversary when Great Britain declared war on Germany and so the war which saw the death of more people and the destruction of more property than any other war in history started. A period when the same tune (Lili Marleen/Lilli Marlene) became the anthem of two opposing forces, the Eighth Army and the Africa Corps. A period when some of the greatest and enduring music and song was composed. A few examples which are still popular today include; "So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh"; "Side by Side"; "Don't Sit under the Apple Tree"; "Moonlight Becomes You"; "Maria Elena"; "I'll Be Seeing You"; "Sleepy Lagoon" and hundreds more. Sad to see that the repercussions are still with us with the news today that the transfer of a war criminal to Lithuania is under review because he is allegedly too ill.