Presentation on theme: "By Emily and Izzy. Arise children of the fatherland The day of glory has arrived Against us tyranny's Bloody flag is raised Listen to the sound in the."— Presentation transcript:
By Emily and Izzy
Arise children of the fatherland The day of glory has arrived Against us tyranny's Bloody flag is raised Listen to the sound in the fields The roar of these fearsome soldiers They are coming into our midst To cut the throats of your sons and companions To arms citizens Form your battalions March, march Let impure blood Water our fields Allons enfants de la patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé Contre nous de la tyrannie L'étendard sanglant est levé Entendez vous dans les campagnes, Mugir ces féroces soldats? Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras Egorger nos fils, nos compagnes! Aux armes, citoyens! Formez vos bataillons! Marchons! Qu'un sang impur Abreuve nos sillons!
La Marseillaise was declared the French national anthem in It was made the permanent national anthem in Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle dedicated this song to Bavarian-born French officer Marshall Nicolas Luckner. "Chant de guerre de l'Armee du Rhin" which means "Marching Song of the Rhine Army“ was the original name of this composition. When the troops from Marseille arrived in Paris this song was sung for the first time.
The French declared war on Austria and Prussia. Shortly after Claude wrote this song he was nearly guillotined! During the years the French revolution took place. This was when republicans overthrew the Monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church. CAUSES OF THE REVOLUTION: -Resentment of the Royals. -The rise of enlightenment ideals -Food scarcity in the years immediately before the revolution.
France is trying to scare the enemy. The French will, one day, succeed in war “ That their impure blood shall water our fields.” “ To slaughter your sons, your companions.” “ Against us, the bloody Flag of tyranny is raised, The bloody flag is raised.”