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happy? – Dec 17 ('Graf Spee' sunk)

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Subject: happy? – Dec 17 ('Graf Spee' sunk)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 10:05 AM


Off the River Platte, Uruguay, the pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled on 12/17/1939

        And that was the end of theAdmiral Graf Spee,
        And perhaps it was for this that a "pocket ship" was she,
        For in Davy Jones' pocket, scuttled most ingloriously,
        She rusts beneath the rolling, bolling,
        She rusts beneath the rolling sea;
        Yes, she rusts beneath the rolling, bolling,
        She rusts beneath the rolling sea.

                "The Sinking of the Graf Spee" sung by Cyril Tawney, Seamen Bold,
                (Neptune Tapes). In Tawney, Grey Funnel Lines, he says this song has
                been collected in Ulster, but probably never actually sung in the Royal Navy.

ALSO:
        Graf von Spee
                feelin' mighty windy
        Graf von Spee
                feelin' mighty low
        Graf von Spee
                kickin' up a shindy
        Davy Jones's locker, Hun, that's where you'll go!

                "Song of the Admiral Graf Spee," Anon., Ballads of World War II,
                "Collected for the Lili Marleen Club of Glasgow"
by Seumas Mor Maceanruig
                (Hamish Henderson), Glasgow, Caledonian Press, c.1952.

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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 17 ('Graf Spee' sunk)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 08:05 PM

I learned the story from the movie The Battle of the River Plate (1956).


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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 17 ('Graf Spee' sunk)
From: Hrothgar
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 10:33 PM

Battle of the River Plate, against the Graf Spee, was on 13 December 1939.

Admiral Graf Maximilian von Spee, after whom the ship was named, was defeated in the Battle of the Falkland Islands almost exactly 25 years earlier, on 08 December 1914.

http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/falklandislands.htm


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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 17 ('Graf Spee' sunk)
From: Hrothgar
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 10:38 PM

Nearly forgot - song about the 1914 battle on Cyril Tawney's ROUND THE BUOY - More Songs of the 20th Century Royal Navy - NEP 001


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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 17 ('Graf Spee' sunk)
From: GUEST,tam the man
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 11:53 PM

don't mention the war


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