Now We Are One

Song Story:

Bulgaria is among the very few countries which had not sent its troops to any of the fronts during the World War II. This was the case until the bloodless occupation of the country by the Red Army after September 9th, 1944. Despite the friendly welcome of the Red Army and the persistent attempts of the changing Bulgarian governments to maintain neutrality and break their forced connection with the Axis, the Soviet Union declared war on Bulgaria on September 5th, 1944 in order to achieve greater seizure of parts of Europe after the war.

The Bulgarian Armed Forces were subordinate to the Command of the Third Ukrainian Front and included in the expulsion of German troops in the direction of Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Austria. Even though the Bulgarian troops were thrown to the forefront of the offensive of the Red Army and exposed to dangers, the soldiers fought with courage and dignity.

In the final stages of the war, the Bulgarian soldiers trained in Germany were mobilized and sent to the Western Front against the advancing Allied army, while Scandinavian volunteer units and even Russian White Guard’s divisions were involved in Berlin’s defence. Thus, in the period 30th April - 8th May 1945 the Bulgarian units fought on both sides of the front.

On 12th and 13th of May, the Bulgarian soldiers conducted the last battles against fanatical Nazi units in Austria. Despite its exploits, the Soviet Union did not recognize Bulgaria as a country waging war against the Nazis. The capturing of the Bulgarian Corps on the territory of West Germany led to the establishment of the Bulgarian Free Army there. The unit was disbanded under peace treaties in 1964.

Song Lyrics:

The Eastern Front is at our door
Bulgaria joins the very war
Forces are small, spirit is strong
With the Allies we drive along

One week in war!
On war with them all!
The Freedom’s call!
We are on the front!

Now we are one, a choice divine
On both sides of the line
On the run, we keep to fight as one… as we die…
Now we are one, a choice divine
On both sides of the line
On the run, we keep to fight as one… as we die…

The theater of battle is complex
Deployed we are to Austria annexed
Neutral we saved our last breath
Now we’re chasing the troops of death


In a division we assault the East
Here it defends the III Reich’s feast
On empty roads lighted by blaze
The world war enters final phase

One week in war!
On war with them all!
The Freedom’s call!
We are on the front!

Now we are one, a choice divine
On both sides of the line
On the run, we keep to fight as one… as we die…
Now we are one, a choice divine
On both sides of the line
On the run, we keep to fight as one…
As we die…