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Lili Marlene

The Soldiers' Song Of World War II

By Liel Leibovitz

The dramatic story of an iconic love song, its three creators, and their lives under the Nazis.

"Lili Marlene," the unlikely anthem of World War II, cut across front lines and ideological divides, uniting soldiers across the globe. This love song, telling the story of a young woman waiting for her lover to return from the battlefield, began as a poem written by a German solider during World War I. The soldier-poet's words found their way to Berlin's decadent cabaret scene in the 1930s, where they were set to music by one of Hitler's favored composers. The song's singer, however, soon found herself torn between her desire for fame and a personal hatred of the Nazi regime. In a gripping and suspenseful narrative, the three artists' remarkable stories of arrests and close calls intertwine with the recollections of soldiers on all sides who fought their way through deserts and towns, seeking solace and finding hope in "Lili Marlene." 13

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Format: Book
Author: Leibovitz, Liel
Title: Lili Marlene : the soldiers' song of World War II / Liel Leibovitz and Matthew Miller.
Publisher Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
Subject: Schultze, Norbert, 1911-2002. Lili Marleen Leip, Hans, 1893-1983 Schultze, Norbert, 1911-2002 Andersen, Lale
Isbn: 9780393065848 (hardcover) 0393065847 (hardcover)
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Call Number: 782.42164 Lei
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Format: Book
Author: Leibovitz, Liel
Title: Lili Marlene : the soldiers' song of World War II / Liel Leibovitz and Matthew Miller.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
Description: viii, 248 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Schultze, Norbert, 1911-2002. Lili Marleen
Subjects: Leip, Hans, 1893-1983
Subjects: Schultze, Norbert, 1911-2002
Subjects: Andersen, Lale
Other Author: Miller, Matthew I., 1979-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-231) and index.
Contents: Underneath the lantern -- A harsh, primitive voice -- Song of a young sentry -- "Bombs! Bombs! Bombs!" -- Radio Belgrade -- "A small piece of home" -- "Can the wind explain why it becomes a storm?" -- "We're the D-Day Dodgers" -- "Your train is going to Berlin" -- "The gravity of the situation" -- "My sweet Lili, the war is over".
LCCN: 2008024113
ISBN: 9780393065848 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393065847 (hardcover)
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Call Number: 782.42164 Lei