The True story of Lili Marlene

United Kingdom, 1944

Film
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A dramatic reconstruction of the British counter-propaganda campaign against the popular German forces program from the Belgrade Radio. The theme song “Lili Marlene” introduced the German “Message from Home” session. The film shows how the Germans came to use the song, how the British captured it and how the BBC turned the song to our advantage during the African Desert campaign. The British Eighth Army adopted “Lili Marlene” as their own special marching song. Appearance by Marius Goring.

Credits

production company

Crown Film Unit

Duration

00:29:55:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1944

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323082

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → British Broadcasting Corporation

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Propaganda

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio - History

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio broadcasting

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Germany - Armed forces

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Great Britain - Armed forces

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Germany

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Propaganda

History → Historical re-enactments

History → History

History → Propaganda

Music & Performing Arts → Songs

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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