26 November 2017

On This Day in 1942

Casablanca premiers

The classic movie starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart won 3 Oscars – Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. The film, which is set during the Second World War, follows the life of Rick Blaine, a former freedom fighter and a club owner in Casablanca, Morocco, who has to choose between his love for a woman, Ilsa Lund, and saving her husband from the Nazis.
One of my favourite films! Even as counter-revolutionary and royalist as I am, the scene of 'la Marseillaise' always makes me want to stand to attention, even though I despise the lyrics being sung! 
Here it is, sung with much better lyrics, as used by the Breton Association in the Chouannerie
and by the Catholic and Royal Army in the Vendean Uprising. 
La Marseillaise des Blancs

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