Tune of the Day: Das Panzerlied
The Panzerlied (literally “tank song”) is one of the best known German military songs. It was composed in 1933 by first lieutenant Kurt Wiehle, and gained fame in the English-speaking world due to its usage in the 1965 film Battle of the Bulge.
Today the Panzerlied serves as the official hymn of the armored forces of the Chilean army, and while the lyrics were translated to Spanish, the title stayed the same. The song is also sung by some motorized and parachute units of the Italian and South Korean armies. In France, it was adapted slightly to become the “Marche des Chars”, and the tune is used for the French Foreign Legion song “Képi Blanc”.
Thanks to Hugo for suggesting this tune!