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Song Parodies -> "In Berlin They Stayed"

Original Song Title:

"Take My Breath Away"

Original Performer:

Berlin

Parody Song Title:

"In Berlin They Stayed"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

From late 1944 until the end, Goebbels came up with the absurd idea that a German Home Militia (the Volkssturm) could augment the Germany Army (Heer) in defense of the Reich. This meant using young under-age boys and generations of unfit men, including survivors of WW1. They were recruited through the Nazi Party by using Gauleiters and Kreisleiters (District and Cell leaders) but trained by the SS and in the field came under control of the Heer! They had no regular Heer uniforms but whatever was available. A simple sleeve band identified themselves with some having collar tabs identifying simple ranks. They were issued whatever weapons were available which meant old, outdated arms of various calibers up to Panzerfausts, Panzerschrecks, heavy PAK and FLAK guns, and support by Tiger and King Tiger tanks near the heart of Berlin. Most were issued standard K98k rifles and some got the emergency Gustloff VG 1-5 assault rifles or VMG-27 light MGs. Their numbers were in the tens of thousands, but they lacked morale which made them ineffective in combat. In Berlin, they did take a toll on the Soviets, but lost most of their members in brutal close quarters fighting. If caught fleeing combat, the Gestapo or SS would kill them on the spot. Several HJ boys scored tank kills and were last seen with Hitler who gave them awards. Even though they failed along with the German Army, they were backed by SS Werwolves trained in guerilla warfare and the armed Edelweiss Piraten that fought seperately for some time after VE-Day.
Watching Reds approaching
As the city burns in flames
Goebbels got the notion
To use the unfit in the game

Training and retraining
Preaching propaganda pride
Old German devotion
To fight until the last day

In Berlin they stayed
No one walked away

Watching, anticipating
To at last spill some blood
Never hesitating
To fire a heavy PAK gun
Turning and returning

Fire at the front of the line
Nothing but commotion
T-34 comes this way
More blood…

In Berlin they stayed

Gauleiters recruited you
Heer complained right away
But the dread SS still trained you
As Goebbels had his way
The Volkssturm in the way
They were unafraid

In Berlin they stayed
No one walked away

Block-by-block destruction
Red troops pouring in like rain
VMGs still smoking
Heer thinks Goebbels is insane!

Training and retraining
Preaching propaganda pride
Old German devotion
To fight until the last day

In Berlin they stayed
No one walked away

[Or they were shot by the Gestapo & SS]

Werwolves hunting at night for prey
http://www.yahobby.com/products4/dml_35_volkssturm_6173_a.jpg

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2Eagle - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
"Oh, I love my little Joe!" - from The Producers
Peregrin - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Good historical perspective Phil
Rob Arndt - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks guys!
Peregrin - July 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Oops, I meant Rob, not Phil. Phil can do his own!

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