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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Warner Bros. built a full-scale Merchant Marine ship in three months, modeled after the French ship Ville de Nancy. See more
Mattrac's plane switches between a Fortress I (small rudder) and a Fortress II (large rudder). See more
The British will fight.
Yes, to the last drop of French blood.
Referenced in Grim Fandango
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations played often in the score
Sung by a chorus at the end See more