Well I never, who would have ever thought Germans would have a sense of humour:
When visiting a German Christmas market on a cold winter’s day, one might expect to hear the sound of carols, sleighbells and even seasonal pop tunes playing out.
Instead, one such market in Birmingham has taken to playing out a song more closely associated with the Second World War: the theme tune to Dam Busters.
The song is now said to be played up to nine times a day by the carousel at the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Victoria Square, Birmingham.
Written by English composer Eric Coates, it is best known for featuring in the 1955 film The Dam Busters, which depicted a daring raid by 617 Squadron on the Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams deep in wartime Germany.
Birmingham City Council, which organised the event, has now claimed it has “no control” over the songs played, saying it showcased a “large collection of music from around the world”.
One visitor to the market said: “It stopped me in my tracks when I realised what the tune was on the carousel.”
“Who says the Germans haven’t got a sense of humour? Either that or someone’s taking the mick at their expense.”