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Thread #6315   Message #37802
Posted By: Bob Bolton
10-Sep-98 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Marines' Hymn / Halls of Montezuma
Subject: RE: The Marines' Hymn
G'day Dick Wisan ...

Here's a real bit of pure pedantry.

You point out that 'The Marines' Hymn' could be considered a (counter-)parody of The Gendarmes' Chorus - it is worth remebering that a gendarme is not a policeman but a soldier on police duty (gens d'armes = men of arms).

Regards,

Bob Bolton