The True story of Lili Marlene

United Kingdom, 1944

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

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.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view on-site.

Learn more about accessing our collection

Collection

In ACMI's collection

Credits

production company

Crown Film Unit

director

Humphrey Jennings

Duration

00:29:55:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1944

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/74046--the-true-story-of-lili-marlene/ |title=The True story of Lili Marlene |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=26 September 2022 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}