"Yuki no shingun" (雪の進軍) was an Imperial Japanese Army march composed in 1895 after the First Sino-Japanese War by Second Army Headquarter Orquestra member Nagai Kenshi.
It contains the feelings experienced by Nagai after the Battle of Weihaiwei between the Japanese Empire forces and the Chinese Empire forces.
It it somewhat considered a too depressing song by its suicidal spirit and by some of its phrases. For that, it was forbbiden after the start of the Second Sino-Japanese war.
Marching in the snow, stepping on ice
We can't even tell road from river
The horses are beaten, but we can't leave them
Just what is this place? It's all enemy country
Oh well, if we breath a little bravery
I'll only ask for little: a couple ciggiesPost too long. Click here to view the full text.