GERMANY: Badenweiler March

Goose-stepping Nazis have long marched smartly to the brassy, thumpy music of the Badenweiler march. No. 256 in the catechism of German Army marches, it was composed on the battlefield in 1914 by Bandmaster Georg Furst of Adolf Hitler's Bavarian Regiment. Herr Hitler first heard it at the Munich Hofbrauhaus, whose themesong it was. Bawled out by leather-lunged Bavarians while beer mugs banged the tables, the Badenweiler soon became a favorite of Fiihrer Hitler.* Later as a prop for such doggerel as:

Swastika shines from rock to sea,

Brethren to work, true...