LILI MARLEEN--german love song which became popular on both sides during the 2nd world war .LOVE FOR LILI MARLEENE WAS GREATER THAN THE WAR

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This version by Dorit Talmadge is not yet presented on Youtube. It was recorded for Odeon in 1941 with the orchestra of Helmut Koch. 


The video features 2 pictures of Lale Andersen performing "Lili Marleen" in 1941. These pictures were published in the propaganda magazine "Signal" - January 1942 alongside an article about the song. Also featured is French sheet music of "Lily Marlene" - recorded by Suzy Solidor (for Pathé and not Columbia as mentioned). 
The rest of video contains footage of the Second World War : Warsaw - Rotterdam - Battle of Dunkirk - Coventry - London in the Blitz - Hamburg 1943 - D-day in Normandy and the battle of Caen - Battle of Berlin and the ruins of Berlin in 1945. 


Marie-José was born in 1914 in Oran, Algeria. A very pretty young woman she initially wanted to become an actress and appeared with Tino Rossi and Viviane Romance in Naples au baiser de feu in 1937. Although she would appear in several other movies it was as singer that she was to become famous She signed with Odeon in 1939 and recorded "Un avion tout blanc". Her career prospered during the occupation when she recorded "Le paradis perdu", "Les fleurs sont des mots d'amour" and several French versions of German songs/tangos : "Tango Marina", "Loin de toi" (Lied der Sehnsucht), "'Létoile de Rio" (Stern von Rio), "Guitare dans le soir" (Gitarren-Serenade)

After the war she continued her career with "Amor Amor" and "Besame mucho". She had always had a preference for tangos and her 1947 recording "Impossible" was an enormous succes. She was crowned France's 'Reine du tango" (Queen of the tango). She remained popular throughout the 1950s. From the 1960s onwards- with changing musical styles - her appearances became fewer... In the 1980s she occasionally appeared on Pascal Sevran's show "La chance aux chansons"....
Marie-José died in 2002 and apparently had led a very happy and fulfilling life...

TRANSLATION FOR "MARLENE DIETRICH – LILLI MARLEEN – LILI MARLENE"

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Vor der Kaserne
Vor dem grossen Tor
Stand eine Laterne
Und steht sie noch davor
So woll’n wir uns da wiederseh’n
Wenn wir bei der Laterne steh’n
Wie einst Lilli Marleen
Wie einst Lilli Marleen
In front of the barracks
In front of the big gate
Stood a lantern
And if it still does stand out front
Then we’ll see each other there again
When we stand by the lantern
As once Lilli Marleen
As once Lilli Marleen

Unsere beide Schatten
Sah’n wie einer aus
Dass wir so lieb uns hatten
Das sah man gleich daraus
Und alle Leute soll’n es seh’n
Wenn wir bei der Laterne steh’n
Wie einst Lilli Marleen
Wie einst Lilli Marleen

Schon rief der Posten
Sie blasen Zapfenstreich
Das kann drei Tage kosten
Kam’rad ich komm sogleich
Da sagten wir “Auf Wiederseh’n”
Wie gerne wollt ich mit dir geh’n
Mit dir Lilli Marleen
Mit dir Lilli Marleen

Deine Schritte kennt sie
Deinen zieren Gang
Alle Abend brennt sie
Doch mich vergass sie lang
Und sollte mir ein Leids gescheh’n
Wer wird by der Laterne steh’n
Mit dir Lilli Marleen
Mit dir Lilli Marleen

Aus dem stillen Raume
Aus der Erde Grund
Hebt mich wie im Traume
Dein verliebter Mund
Wenn sich die späten Nebel drehn
Werd’ ich bei der Laterne steh’n
Wie einst Lilli Marleen
Wie einst Lilli Marleen
Our two shadows
Looked like one
That we held each other so fondly
Our love we once had
Could be seen again
When we stand by the lantern
As once Lilli Marleen
As once Lilli Marleen

The guards were called already
They’re blowing taps
“This can cost you three days
I’m coming right away”
Then we said farewell
How great it would be to go with you
With you Lilli Marleen
With you Lilli Marleen

She knows your steps
Your special stride
Every evening she burns
Though she forgot me long ago
And if something happens to me
Who would stand by the lantern
With you Lilli Marleen
With you Lilli Marleen?

From the silent space
From the ground of Earth
Lift me up like in the dream
Your beloved lips
When the night mists swirl
I will stands by the lantern
As once Lilli Marleen
As once Lilli Marleen











































Marlene Dietrich Lili Marleen


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"Lili Marleen" Lale Andersen, 1942 ENGLISH RADIO BROAD CAST FROM GERMANY TO AUSTRALIANS


Lili Marleen in Russian recorded 1943


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Lili Marleen in German recorded 1939 Lale Andersen


WW2 Lili Marleen (1939 Version)


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LILI MARLEEN 1943 Hungarian version 


Lili Marlen[Latvian version]

                   Estonian version





Lili Marleen (Swedish)


Lili Marleen in English recorded 1942


Lili Marleen-italian version



Lilli Marleen ( Italienisch Version )



Lili Marleen in French recorded 1941



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GRAB MARLENE DIETRICH BURIED IN BERLIN


                                                                                      

                                       Dietrich's gravestone in Berlin.
 The inscription reads "Hier steh ich an den Marken meiner Tage" (Here I stand at the mile-stone of my days), a paraphrased line 
from the sonnet Abschied vom Leben(Farewell from Life) by Theodor Körner.

Marlene Dietrich. Where Have All The Flowers Gone.







She was raised a Protestant but lost her faith due to 


battlefront experiences




Marlene Dietrich Visits Wounded SoldierVMarlene and a wounded soldier
                                                                  looks  SCARED AND SAD LOOKING Marlene Dietrich Bob Hope, and Bette Davis


 during her time with the US Army as an entertainer after hearing preachers from both sides invoking God as their support. "I lost my faith during the war and can't believe they are all up there, flying around or sitting at tables, all those I've lost."[52]
 She once said: “If God exists, he needs to review his plan.”[53]



WONDER WHY NOT PUT A BIGGER MONUMENT FOR HER?


SHE WON OVER THE LOVE AND AFFECTION OF MILLIONS OF SOLDIERS FIGHTING SECOND WORLD WAR  ;BOTH GERMAN AND AMERICAN ;AND ALLIED SOLDIERS BY HER ATTRACTIVE PERSONALITY AND SINGING.


                     [LOVE WINS OVER WAR AND HATRED]

stock photo : Statue of angel. Bronze medieval sculpture from cemetery entrance.

                                                  Marlene Dietrich Lyrics

"                                        And when I die, "[boys in the backroom]

See what the boys in the backroom will have,
And tell them I'm having the same.
Go see what the boys in the backroom will have,
And give them the poison they name. 

And when I die, don't spend my money
On flowers and my picture in a frame.
Just see what the boys in the backroom will have,
And tell them I sighed,
And tell them I cried,
And tell them I died of the same. 

And when I die, don't buy a casket
Of silver with the candles all aflame
Just see what the boys in the backroom will have,
And tell them I sighed,
And tell them I cried,
And tell them I died of the same. 

And when I die, don't pay the preacher
For speaking of my glory and my fame
Just see what the boys in the backroom will have,
And tell them I sighed,
And tell them I cried,
And tell them I died of the same


MARLENE DIETRICH. "THE BOYS IN THE BACKROOM



Marlene Dietrich sings The Boys in The Backroom in German


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  she united  warring Europe under her song lil marlene -
          she must be given a special posthumous prize                  


     for uniting Europe for the first time;


      when united Europe was just a dream  


YearTitleRating
1919Comradeship
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1925Die Freudlose Gasse
Actor
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1926Kopf Hoch, Charly!
Actor
1926Madame wunscht keine Kinder
Actor
1926Manon Lescaut
Actor
1927Eine DuBarry Von Heute
Actor
1929Das Schiff Der Verlorenen Menschen
Actor
1929Gefahren Der Brautzeit
Actor
1929I Kiss Your Hand, Madame
Actor
1929The Woman Men Yearn For
Actor
1930Morocco
Actor
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1930The Blue Angel
Actor
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1931Dishonored
Actor
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1932Blonde Venus
Actor
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1932Shanghai Express
Actor
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1933Song of Songs
Actor
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1934The Scarlet Empress
Actor
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1935The Devil Is a Woman
Actor
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1936Desire
Actor
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1936I Loved a Soldier
Actor
1936The Garden of Allah
Actor
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1937Angel
Actor
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1937Knight Without Armour
Actor
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1939Destry Rides Again
Actor
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1940Seven Sinners
Actor
1941Manpower
Actor
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1941The Flame of New Orleans
Actor
1942Pittsburgh
Actor
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1942The Lady Is Willing
Actor
1942The Spoilers
Actor
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1943Show Business at War
Participant
1944Follow the Boys
Actor
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1944Kismet
Actor
1946Martin Roumagnac
Actor
1947Golden Earrings
Actor
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1948A Foreign Affair
Actor
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1949Jigsaw
Actor
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1950Stage Fright
Actor
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1951No Highway in the Sky
Actor
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1952Rancho Notorious
Actor
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1956Around the World in 80 Days
Actor
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1957The Monte Carlo Story
Actor
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1957Witness for the Prosecution
Actor
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1958Touch of Evil
Actor
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1961Judgment at Nuremberg
Actor
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1962Black Fox: The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler
Voice
1964Paris When It Sizzles
Actor
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1965The Love Goddesses
Archival Appearance
1972An Evening with Marlene Dietrich
Performance
1976All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music: Rude Songs (Vaudeville and Music Hall)
Archival Appearance
1979Just a Gigolo
Actor
1984
Actor


 Story of U.S. Repression OF GERMANS AND JAPANESE During

 'The 2ND WORLD  War'http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v07/v07p285_Hummel.html


[German born Marlene Dietrich became an American citizen in 1939. She was a volunteer for the OSS and served both by entertaining troops on the front lines and by broadcasting nostalgic songs as propaganda to German troops who were battle weary. She received the Medal of Freedom for her work.]
Numerous American fascist groups, nearly an minuscule, had sprouted in the Great Depression's fertile soil. The two most vocal were the German-American Bund and the Legion of Silver Shirts. Both groups were violently anti-Jewish, with paramilitary trappings, and both received public attention grotesquely out of proportion to their numbers. The German-American Bund, virulently but not officially a U.S. branch of Germany's National Socialist Party, drew its fewer than 25,000 and probably closer to 8,500 members from among recent German immigrants. At its peak, the Bund packed Madison Square Garden in New York with 22,000 sympathizers for a George Washington's birthday rally in 1939.
Reichstag granted absolute power to Adolf Hitler in March 1933, the same month as F.D.R.'s inauguration. Immediately, the internal threat to this country from the right received equal billing with the internal threat from the left, in what one historian has recently dubbed the "Brown Scare." The House established a new special committee to investigate these twin "foreign" dangers, with John W. McCormack as chairman and Samuel Dickstein as vice-chairman. The committee released a report in 1935 that branded the Communist Party, the Silver Shirts, and several other organizations as subversive.
The ultimate results of the committee's efforts was enactment in 1938, while events were reaching the boiling point in Europe, of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. This first of the pre-World War II repressive laws provided a maximum penalty of two years and $1000 (later increased to five years and $10,000) for anyone whom the U.S. government deemed a "foreign agent" but who failed to register as such with the Secretary of State
 In June of 1939, with concern about foreign spies and "fifth columnists" on the rise, Roosevelt centralized responsibility over all "espionage, counter-espionage, and sabotage matters" into the FBI's hands, with Military Intelligence and Naval Intelligence playing supporting roles.
NOBODY KNOWS WHETHER ; MARLENE DIETRICH WAS ARM TWISTED BY AMERICAN SECRET SERVICE OR NOT ;TO  BE  CONSCRIPTED AS AN ORDINARY SOLDIER ,TO ENTERTAIN THE AMERICAN TROOPS 
In 1944, the Morale Operations Branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) initiated the Musac project,[25] musical propaganda broadcasts designed to demoralize enemy soldiers. 
Dietrich, the only performer who was made


 aware that her recordings would be for OSS use --means 


confiscatedshows evidence of strong arm tactics by oss


 recorded a number of songs in German for the project, including Lili Marleen, a favourite of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.[26]
William Joseph Donovan, head of the OSS, wrote to Dietrich, "I am personally deeply grateful for your generosity in making these recordings for us.[27]

THOUGH SHE WAS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN ,AND AS PER HER  WORDS; SHE  ENTERTAINED THE TROOPS VOLUNTARILY  - IT NEEDS  FURTHER RESEARCH WHETHER; SHE WAS GIVEN AN ULTIMATUM TO  EITHER ENTERTAIN OR GO TO JAIL /CONFINED  AS A FOREIGN CITIZEN ;BY THE O.S.S.
AMERICAN JAPANESE IN CONFINEMENT DURING 2ND WORLD WAR

A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America:-http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2009/10/27/japanese-confinement-north-america/