The Battle of Messifre 1925 (Syria)

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“La Colonne”, non? Haunting little tune. Kinda reminds me of “J'avais un camarade.”
Yes, correct. Une colonne de la Légion étrangère, s’avance dans le bled en Syrie, etc.”
You’re right in saying that it holds a vague ressemblance with “J’avais un camarade”. Like many Legion songs actually it tells the story of an anonymous legionnaire KIA far away from his family and country.
“Un légionnaire tombe frappé d’une balle
‘Adieu mes parents, mes amis,
toutes mes fautes, je les ai expiées,
Au premier étranger de Cavalerie.’”

Not sure why there are para wings in the opening.
Not sure either. I find this version better... More “old school”.


 

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