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Spandau Ballet - the name

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Such a pretty name, but it's derivation comes from somewhere (well, somewhen actually) much darker.

Sources are divided as to whether the term first came to use as:

a description of the jerky movements of a WWI tommy being shot by a German machine gun (the MG08 was often known as the 'Spandau' after the government arsenal where they were manufactured)


the "dance of death" at the end of a rope which was the finale of many convicted as Nazi war criminals.

Either way, I think I'd prefer a nice foxtrot....

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