The Marines' Hymn
While we don’t know who wrote the lyrics for “The Marines’ Hymn,” we do know that the music was drawn from an opera, Geneviéve de Brabant, written by Jacques Offenbach. The French composer...
Many Marines might argue that this “hymn” could be set in any of America’s conflicts in which the Marines participated. Yet it was written at a specific time, when the Marines were struggling...
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