A German song from the Second World War. As much as I might use photos from that time period, a great many of the songs I have translated so far are not directly tied to this time period. Horst Wessel, SS Lied, and this one being the exception now.
This was the anthem of the German "Volksstrum" or "People's Storm" (a colloquial coined by Josef Goebbels). They were the "German Home Guard" so to speak. The last defense against the oncoming Russians and Americans. Mainly boys and old-men given usually out-of-date weapons or Panzerfausts (disposable rocket launchers designed to knock out tanks).
Before the Volksstrum, it was the anthem of the German Arbeits-Soldat "Working Soldier" - a division of Hitler's Reich, not unlike many of labor programs that FDR used in America.
The song embodies, in my belief, the sense of revival that was going on at the time, and helped sustain it throughout the war because of its moving tune which can be found here: [link]
The original refrain (and name of the song) "Volk ans Gewehr" - "People to arms" to me seemed more embodied in the "Arising" as I mentioned before. So for this one discrepancy, I beg your pardon.