"Lili Marleen" is a German love song performed by Lale Anderson which became popular during World War II throughout Europe and the Mediterranean among both Axis and Allied troops. Written in 1915 as a poem, the song was published in 1937 and was first recorded by Lale Andersen in 1939 as "Das...read more
It has gained fame in the English-speaking world due to its usage in the 1965 film Battle of the Bulge. While throughout that film German characters speak English, the song is sung in the original German.
It was composed in June 1933 by Oberleutnant Kurt Wiehle while on his way to...read more
Pin-Ups for Vets & The Dollface Dames are teaming up once again for The Hollywood Cantina: Salute & Shimmy to raise funds to support hospitalized Veterans and Deployed Troops! Join us for a WWII-Style party, open to the public and free for Veterans to attend at the Historic American...(find more about the event)
Last years 1940's weekend was another complete success. That's what the Peterborough Telegraph had to say about the weekend: There were a wide range of wartime wonders - on the ground and in the sky - for visitors of the Ramsey 1940s Weekend, being held for the 11th time this year.
Smooth, romantic tones swirled through the atmosphere, arming the cool of the evening. The young had come to dance and swing, but most had gathered at the Square to deposit their scraps of aluminum: pieces that had been crushed, cleaned and saved for the war effort. After all, salvaged aluminum...read more
From the 1941 Bud Abbott and Lou Costello film, "Buck Privates".
He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way He had a boogie style that no one else could play He was the top man at his craft But then his number came up and he was gone with the draft...read more