Panzerlied original rare third strophe Wehrmacht Tanks in color Farbe Film footage

   

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Published on Jun 11, 2009

Original Panzerlied with the third strophe along with in colour footage of tanks and the Wehrmacht.
Including lyrics and I will put a translation here.

Some information, I know that there's another 'original Panzerlied' on youtube, that one also has three strophes but that third strophe is the 5th strophe this one uses the 3rd. There's also a 'battle' version here on YT which uses all five strophes but that's a newer version so not original.

If this version if already on youtube then please let me know and I'll remove the 'rare' out of my video title. I didn't find any video with the third strophe. Alright enough talking, here are the lyrics/song text so you can sing along:

1. Ob's stürmt oder schneit,
Ob die Sonne uns lacht,
Der Tag glühend heiß
Oder eiskalt die Nacht.
Bestaubt sind die Gesichter,
Doch froh ist unser Sinn,
Ist unser Sinn;
Es braust unser Panzer
Im Sturmwind dahin.

2. Mit donnernden Motoren,
Geschwind wie der Blitz,
Dem Feinde entgegen,
Im Panzer geschützt.
Voraus den Kameraden,
Im Kampf steh'n wir allein,
Steh'n wir allein,
So stoßen wir tief
In die feindlichen Reihn.

3. Wenn vor uns ein feindliches
Heer dann erscheint,
Wird Vollgas gegeben
Und ran an den Feind!
Was gilt denn unser Leben
Für unsres Reiches Heer?
Ja Reiches Heer?
Für Deutschland zu sterben
Ist uns höchste Ehr.

Von Oblt. Wiehle am 25. Juni 1933 auf der Fahrt nach Königsbrück gedichtet
(Written by Oberleutenant (1st Lt.) Wiehle on June 25th 1933 by Königsbrück.)

Translation,

First stanza;
Whether it storms or snows, whether the sun smiles upon us,
The day glowing hot, or the night freezing cold.
Dusty are our faces, but we are happy we have a sense of purpose,
Yes, our sense of purpose,
Our Panzer rushes past in the stormwind.

Second stanza;
With thundering engines, fast as the lightning,
Towards the enemy, by our Panzer protected.
Ahead of our comrades, in battle we stand alone,
We stand alone,
That's how we thrust deep into the enemy ranks.

Third stanza;
When before us a hostile tank appears,
Full throttle is given and we close in on the enemy.
What really does our life matter for our nations army?
Yes, our nations army?
To die for Germany is our highest honour.

The other original Panzerlied version uses the fifth strophe which is;

Und läßt uns im Stich einst das treulose Glück,
Und kehr'n wir nicht mehr zur Heimat zurück,
Trifft uns die Todeskugel, ruft uns das Schicksal ab,
Ja, Schicksal ab,
Dann wird uns der Panzer ein ehernes Grab

(translation of the fifth stanza if you wanna know)
And are we once deserted by disloyal luck,
And we don't return to our home any more,
A bullet of death hits us, fate calls upon us,
Yes, fate upon us,
Then our tank will be an iron grave.

So now you guys can see (and hear!) the difference.
Alright enough information, enjoy!

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