Of course, I should have said I was referring to the music. I don't care for Hitler-Rush Sieg Heils and the rest of the words which I didn't even bother try to translate - I can well imagine.<quoted text>
I've heard some of them. Beautifully composed music, though horrible lyrics, "Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Viktoria".
Stars and Stripes is awesome, but , and though it's not a march, I love "America the Beautiful". I first heard it as a child in Montréal at the Imperial Cinema. At that time, Cinerama was in its infancy, the precursor of Imax, though I sometimes think, even with three projectors, Cinerama was more spectacular. Anyhow, Raymond Loewy was the narrator (perhaps one of, if not the best industrial designer today - that Studebaker coupe AND sedan would still stand out today, not dated one bit) and the movie gave us an airborne aerial tour of the U.S.. At a given moment, "America the beautiful" is about to hit its crescendo as we fly fast over a plain, flat as can be, and suddenly, it's like the plane stopped, we were 200 feet up, now over a thousand, we are like suspended in mid-air over a huge canyon and America the Beautiful hits its high note at that very moment. I never forgot that, never will.