I’m reading Invasion – They’re Coming! by Paul Carell, which is a German account of the Normandy landings written in 1962. On p.11 of my edition the author writes that prior to the invasion German soldiers were “voicing their homesickness and resignation in true army style by singing the hit of the dugouts of Western Europe, the Lilli Marlene of Normandy; it was called Cute Little Bus Conductress.”
Has anyone heard of this song? I was always under the impression that the Lilli Marlene of Normandy, was, well, Lilli Marlene?