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The Marseillaise

The Marseillaise

Annotation

A similar emphasis on patriotic unity can be seen in Jean Renoir’s film, La Marseillaise (1938). The movie tells the story of France’s national anthem, composed by Rouget de Lisle as a way to rally the troops. The song, written for soldiers from Marseillaise, soon inspired the entire nation.

This source is a part of the Legacies of the Revolution and Songs of the Revolution source collections.

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Included as part of the LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION project
https://revolution.chnm.org/d/23

How to Cite This Source

"The Marseillaise," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/marseillaise [accessed August 7, 2022]