Raw English translation of the first verse of the German march "Unsere Marine (Our Navy)":

Proudly the flag waves black-white-red
From our vessels' mast.
Woe to the enemy who threatens it,
Who hates these colours.

She flutters on the beach back home
To and fro in the wind
And far from German fatherland
on storm-moved sea!


We shall be loyal to you,
loyal until our death.
We'll devote our life to you,
The flag black-white-red.

© by Winfried Schroedter - last update of this page on 23. April 2004 18:22 Westeuropäische Normalzeit