It’s Bastille Day …

The French used to be a lot more militant than they are now.

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9 Responses to It’s Bastille Day …

  1. czarowniczy says:

    And the first thing that comes to mind:

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  2. This song reminds me of two things: that iconic scene in Casablanca where the displaced defy their German overlords & my Grandpa singing this song in exuberance (in a Finnish accent)–he’d memorized a few national anthems of other lands & would sing them with great enthusiasm.

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  3. czarina33 says:

    Yes, bloody. But also, really really long: 13 verses! Noted that of the 7 usually omitted, they threw out the one beseeching God to assist them in their defense of the Fatherland….

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