The Wars of Coalition

An Historical Chronicle of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and of the USA, for the years 1792-1815

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The French National Anthem began as a war - song for the soldiers of the Armée du Rhin, which was made famous by the Marseilles federates when they arrived in Paris in July 1792. The lyrics say much about French attitudes of the times.... . .