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July 22, 2017

100 Mann und ein Befehl

Filed under: Language, Music, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 9:52 am

This song was suggested by a reader who said this in an outstanding comment, which you can read by clicking on the link below:

I like the classic WW2 footage that comes with the rendition above.

I have also linked to the classic 1966 Heidi Brühl version

Begin quote from the outstanding comment:

There was another song that used the same tune as “Green Berets”, but it was anti-war and it was in German.

The song was “Hundert Mann und ein Befehl”. by Freddy Quinn…

…..and here are the English lyrics:

Hundert Mann und ein Befehl

English translation

Somewhere in a foreign land,

they wander through rock and sand,

far from home and fair game,

100 men and he’s there as well

100 men and one command

and a way that no one wants,

day in, day out, to who knows where,

burned land and what’s the use?

All alone in the dark night,

you have often thought about it,

that far from here the full moon shines

and far from here a young girl cries.

And the world is still so beautiful.

If I could see you just once.

Now separating us already a long year,

because a command was our doom.

At random the fate strikes down.

Today him and tomorrow you.

I hear from afar the crows cawing

in the dawn, why does that have to be?

End quote from the outstanding comment



  1. HoloHoax Gas Chamber LIE… the whole Hoax comes down to this…
    No gas chambers, no six million deaths, not a complicated thing to understand.

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — July 23, 2017 @ 1:18 pm

  2. Furtherglory wrote: “I like the classic WW2 footage that comes with the rendition above.”

    If some German soldiers asked themselves questions about the so-called ‘futility of war,’ they were given a bloody answer to their questions from the Allied bombers and the Soviet rapists. And that answer was: there is, of course, no futility in a fierce fight against such monsters. Very probably one of the main reasons for the Soviet-Allied allegation that Hitler had betrayed them and the entire German people and that he was responsible for their huge sufferings and losses. The postwar collaboration of the German population with the Soviet-Allied butchers would have been impossible without such a big lie.

    Comment by hermie — July 22, 2017 @ 5:56 pm

    • I’m thinking everyone was pissed,because Germany actually knew what civility and refinement were . Oh yeah. Don’t forget,soviet child molesters.

      Comment by Tim — July 22, 2017 @ 8:04 pm

      • Tim wrote: “I’m thinking everyone was pissed”

        Hence the need to divert their anger and redirect it to Hitler and the other National Socialist leaders. Hence the need for an intensive campaign of atrocity propaganda in Germany & Austria themselves if the denazification and the democratic reshaping of Germany & Austria were to be successful.

        Comment by hermie — July 23, 2017 @ 7:56 am

  3. So your saying they “stole”,the music from Barry Sadler’s,”Ballad of the Green Berets?” They used it to make an anti war song? They need to come up with their own music to their own sorry ass protest song. Don’t steal the music from a song about men who die,no questions asked. I’ve mentioned before,after my tour in Nam,I don’t like war. Just because I don’t like war,doesn’t mean I disrespect the warrior. “Hate the war,not the warrior”. What next. Some c–ksucker is gonna come up with a song protesting America and “steal” the music from the Star Spangled Banner. F–k ’em!

    Comment by Tim — July 22, 2017 @ 10:32 am

    • Tim said:

      “… who die,no questions asked”

      Yep, you hit the nail on the head, right there, Tim.

      Like sheep to the slaughter without asking any questions like “What are we fighting for?”, or, “(((WHO))) are we fighting for?”

      “I’ve mentioned before,after my tour in Nam,I don’t like war. Just because I don’t like war,doesn’t mean I disrespect the warrior”

      Nowhere in the video or the song is disrespect shown to any warrior; it only speaks of the futility of war.

      Comment by Sockpuppet2012 — July 22, 2017 @ 12:39 pm

      • I understood that part. The song is about the men who fight the wars. They don’t have they luxury of deciding if war is futile or not. Tell them to steal the music from Mary had a little lamb. Maybe Frosty the Snowman. I don’t know. Unless someone has seen war,it might be hard for me to make my point. Barry Sadler sure as shit didn’t intend on the music from his song to be set to a war protest song. Tell them to go hang out with Country Joe and the Fish.

        Comment by Tim — July 22, 2017 @ 1:31 pm

        • Tim wrote: ” The song is about the men who fight the wars. They don’t have they luxury of deciding if war is futile or not.”

          Hey, that was in 1966. From what I know about that era (but you certainly know about it much better than I do), the hippies did not make such a distinction and they used to attack the soldiers as well as the pro-war rulers.

          Comment by hermie — July 23, 2017 @ 7:09 am

          • Hey what does it mean when you get an email that says,”this message has no content “? It was from FG’s site here.

            Comment by Tim — July 23, 2017 @ 10:13 am

            • Don’t know, Tim. I never use the email notification function.

              Comment by hermie — July 23, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

          • “And it’s one,two three what are we fighting for,don’t ask me I don’t give a damn,my next stop is Vietnam. It’s 5,6,7, open up the pearly gates. There ain’t no time to wonder why,woopie we’re all gonna die”.

            Hey I agree with that persons song. Nothing good comes from war. I ain’t gonna lie. First engagement I got into when I was in Nam,I pissed all over myself. I was all hell bent for leather about going to Nam (Pop told me I was stupid for raising hell until I got infantry and was sent to Nam. He already did his tours. He knew it was BS).In basic we would sing,”I wanna go to Vietnam,I wanna kill some viet cong”. I thought that was cool. I found out differently. After my first confirmed kill,I found out taking another mans life,is a lotta weight to lug around the rest of your life. I don’t know. I just don’t like anyone messing with the “Ballad of the Green Berets”. The person that wrote the song,could’ve set it to the music of “The Surfin Bird” or “wooly bully”. I wouldn’t have given 2 shits then.

            Comment by Tim — July 23, 2017 @ 11:47 am

            • Tim wrote: “Nothing good comes from war.”

              Can nothing good come from war because nothing good came from the Vietnam war and because some leaders misused others’ patriotism for concealed interests and hidden agendas? I can understand that a woman who was raped, dislikes sex during her entire life. But does her traumatic experience necessarily means that sex can not be good?

              Comment by hermie — July 23, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

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