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July 14, 2007

Happy Bastille Day

by Doug Mataconis

Today is the 218th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, and the official mark of the overthrow of the French Monarchy. So, a Happy Bastille Day !

And here’s one of my favorite renditions of La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem. It’s from Casablanca, and it depicts a group of French patriots standing up to the Germans, if only symbolically:


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