Charlie and his Orchestra: German submarines

Although swing music was banned in Nazi Germany, Goebbels had a band called Charlie and His Orchestra that played nazified versions of the jazz hits of the day for foreign consumption.



‘Churchill’s latest song’ to the tune of ‘I’m the sheikh of Araby’:

I’m afraid of Germany
Her planes are beating me
At night when I should sleep
Into the Anderson I must creep
Although I’m England’s leading man
I’m led to the cellar by ten
The leader’s in the cellars each night
That’s the only damn way I can fight.

Thanks to Trevor.

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