Songs That Will Help Us Nail Hitler is a pamphlet my grandfather kept in his WWII scrapbooks. The title says it all, doesn’t it, about the feelings of hatred that man engendered around the world?
As I opened the pamphlet I was expecting some sort of vicious lyrics aimed at inspiring the troops. But instead found national anthems – God Save the King, O Canada, The Maple Leaf Forever and Rule Britannia – and several military tunes like All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor, Boys of the Old Brigade and We’ll Never Let the Old Flag Fall.
Would men at the front really sing these rather tame songs? Would they inspire the necessary dedication and strength of purpose?
The pamphlet also included an advertisement from the organization that sponsored its publication. What do you think?