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Thread #22617   Message #2997695
Posted By: Lighter
01-Oct-10 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: High Germany, who wrote it?
The story of Hannah Snell may well be relevant to the song, at least as inspiration. Snell served as a Marine in India, not Germany, but her adventures were revealed in 1750 to a fair amount of publicity. That same year she was even granted a government pension for her military service.