Dobba - Guitar, Vocals
Norbert - Vocals
Not a great favourite with the fans this one. It was basically a little effort knocked together during a particularly boring Geography lesson. The teacher in question being the late great Peter Drinkwater.
Whilst he was actually quite a nice chap he was somewhat boring. So boring in fact that Dobba spent most Geography lessons drawing sketches of WW1 German battleships and developing his rival language to Esperanto, Toopvaarian.
The song is noteworthy for its musical composition. It starts slowly, plodding almost, before launching into a thrash metal style finale. It was never really intended to put this track on the finished album but the lads liked it so it stayed.
Sadly the Derflinger (great name or what) was scuttled at Scapa Flow in 1919. Can you tell I'm struggling to find pictures to adequately illustrate this song.
SMS SchleswigHolstein. Interestingly after surviving WW1 the SchleswigHolstein fired some of the first shots of WW2 when it was used to bombard Polish positions on the Westerplatte in the free city of Danzig (now the port of Gdansk in Poland). See you never expected a history lesson on this web site did you.