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Friday 18th June 2010
Vive la France!

It's the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's historic broadcast to rally the French against Nazi Germany, so here is a special something to mark the occasion. I'm sure it needs no introduction. Youtube won't allow embedding, but here's the link:

... They don't make 'em like this any more....

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June 20th, 2010
12:06 PM
Splendid! It's just a pity that the third link on the right leads to the Horst Wessel Song. Such a shame that a song with so many hateful associations has rather a good tune.

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About Jessica Duchen

Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.

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