THE MILITARY MUSIC & BANDSMEN OF ADOLF HITLER'S THIRD REICH 1933 ' 1945.

Matthews, Brian.


£100.00




Tomahawk Films, Winchester, 1st ed., 2002. 320 pp., numerous cold., + b&w photo-ills. Photo-boards ; 21 x 30cm. Pages gently wavy/rippled o/w FINE. This study of the military music and bandsmen of the Third Reich contains the following chapters : Training of the Third Reich's Musicians ; Musikkorps of the Wehrmacht ; Musikkorps of the Waffen-SS ; Musical Instruments of the Musikkorps ; A Musikmeister's War ; Bandsmen's Insignia, Uniforms and Accoutrements ; Bandsmen's Medals and Awards ; Bandsmen's Personal Documents, Sheet Music and Song Books ; Bandsmen's Weaponry and Side-arms ; Flags, Banners & Totems of the Musikkorps ; The Radio, Records & Propaganda of the German Home Front ; Wunschkonzert fur die Wehrmacht ; The Reich's Song Composers, Lyracists & Performers ; Channel Island Memories ; Death of the Reich'and Beyond ; Die Alten Kameraden ; East Germany and Die National Volksarmee ; West Germany and Die Bundeswehr ; The Song Lyrics ; The Tomahawk Films WWII German Archive ; Bibliography. Illustrated with around 1,000 photographs, many of which are rare and coloured. This copy contains a pasted label to the front endpaper reading In Memory of Norbert Schultze 1911-2002, a prolific German composer of film music, best remembered for having written the melody of one of the most famous ballads of the Second World War, Lili Marleen. SCARCE.


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