As French bomber crews prepare an air raid from a base in England, we learn the story of Matrac, a French journalist who opposed the Munich Pact. Framed for murder and sent to Devil's Island, he and four others escape. They are on a ship bound for Marseilles when France surrenders and fascist sympathizer Major Duval tries to seize the ship for Vichy. Written by
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Did You Know?
The plane shown attacking the freighter is an accurate model of a Focke-Wulf 200 (except for the fact that it was shown to have a bomb bay, which it didn't have), a bomber developed from a airliner. See more
When Paula mentions that Matrac had wanted to go to do stories in South America, Matrac agrees and mentions Guatamala and Peru. Guatamala is in Central America. See more
The British will fight.
Yes, to the last drop of French blood.
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations played often in the score
Sung by a chorus at the end See more