28 May 2008

Entry for July 15, 2007

Rouget de Lisle--He is singing in front of Dietrich, mayor of Strasbourg, the "Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin" (the Marseillaise)
On this day in history 1795: The 'Marseillaise' is adopted as the French national anthem. If you go to this page you can read a little bit about the origins of the anthem and find links to the lyrics in English and French and also find a link to listen to an audio file of it. (Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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