France's history is marked by many struggles.
This is also reflected in the national anthem "Marseillaise".
Munich - goosebumps before the game: With many anthems before international football matches, you can literally feel how much national pride flows through the players when they let the song of their nation ring out.
This is particularly true of the national anthem that the French national team * sings before every match in the 2021 European Championship: The Marseillaise.
No other song is so interwoven with what is probably the most formative event in French history, the French Revolution from 1789 to 1799. The hymn brings the act of war to the fore.
The text of the “Marseillaise” - the French national anthem
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 soldiers?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes.
Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Qu'un sang impur Abreuve nos sillons!
Up, to the children of the fatherland!
The day of fame is here.
of tyranny was
Do you hear in the land
the roar of the cruel warriors?
They come up to your arms
to strangle your sons, your companions!
To arms, citizens!
Form your lines of battle,
let's march, let's march!
Until the unclean blood of our fields soaks furrows!
Author of the French national anthem: There is a connection to Germany
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle is widely regarded as the author and composer of the song.
It was dedicated to the Commander-in-Chief and Governor of Strasbourg and Marshal of France, Count Luckner.
In Luckner's place of birth, Cham in the Upper Palatinate, the hymn continues to sound every day at 12:05 p.m. from the carillon on the market square.
Why is the French national anthem called “Marseillaise”?
And why is the anthem now called “Marseillaise”? That too is of military origin. The song got its name when soldiers from Marseille sang it when entering Paris on July 30, 1792, just before the Tuileries Tower during the French Revolution. On July 14, 1795, the hymn was officially declared a "French national song".