In this world, "Sensha-do", the military art of using tanks, is every bit as important to a yamato nadeshiko as flower arrangement and tea ceremony. Nishizumi Miho is a new transfer student who want nothing to do with Sensha-do. However, she is summoned before the Student Council President who forcibly enrolls her in Sensha-do, with the ultimate goal of being part of the school's team in the National Sensha-do Tournament. To make matters worse, every single member of the team is eccentric.
Runtime: 25 minutes
Girls und Panzer - Panzerlied - Netflix
The Panzerlied is one of the best known Wehrmacht songs. It was composed on the 28th of June 1935 by Oberleutnant Kurt Wiehle while on his way to Königsbrück. Wiehle adapted a German sailor's song called “Luiska-Lied (Wohl über den Klippen)” writing lyrics more appropriate to the Panzerwaffe. At the time, Germany was clandestinely developing an armored force in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles. The song could be considered as a reflection of the German re-armament, launched in the same time frame as the song was written. It has gained fame in the English-speaking world due to its usage in the 1965 film Battle of the Bulge. While throughout that film German characters speak English, the song is sung in the original German. In 2017, the German army was banned from publishing song books containing Panzerlied and other marching songs by the Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen as part of new efforts at denazification.
Girls und Panzer - In popular culture - Netflix
The 1965 war movie Battle of the Bulge has the most popular rendition of Panzerlied to date, and is frequently referenced with the song. The movie version repeats the first stanza 4 times, omitting the rest of the song. The 2012 anime Girls und Panzer features an instrumental version of the song as one of the primary leitmotifs of Kuromorimine Girls High School (the other being Erika). The show features boot stomping sounds accompanying the music, in reference to the version used in Battle of the Bulge. The 2015 movie sequel also features the song as a theme with another instrumentation, although there is no singing in either the anime series or movie. The second part of the melody was used as part of the Südwesterlied (1937), the unofficial anthem of Namibian Germans. A version of the song in an unknown language (probably a mix of German and Russian) was used in the video game Advanced World War: Last Of The Millenium. An instrumental version was used in the 1999 PlayStation game Panzer Front. The song was used in the BlackICE mod for the 2009 grand strategy game Hearts of Iron III. The song was used in the 2016 grand strategy game Hearts of Iron IV.
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