La Marseillaise is the national anthem of France. La Marseillaise was one of the first European songs to be used as a national anthem, and is closely associated with French revolutionary politics. La Marseillaise ‘s radical opening phrases are an evocation of the bloody horrors of trench warfare in World War I.
The melody for La Marseillaise was composed by a captain of the Engineers in the French army, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. La Marseillaise was created at Strasbourg. La Marseillaise , whose title translates as “The Song of Marseilles,” is often named simply La Marseillaise . La Marseillaise was not officially adopted until 1795, when La Marseillaise replaced the royal march titled La Marche de Rohan. La Marseillaise became La Marseillaise when it was adopted as the anthem of France during La Révolution française .