Sunday, July 14, 2013

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

It almost escaped my notice that today is Bastille Day which is otherwise known in France as La Fête Nationale. What jogged my memory was a series of photos on MilitaryPhotos.Net of the military parades associated with this day in France.

Say what you will about the French, they do parades well!

Flyover seen from the Louvre.

French armour driving down the Champs de Elysee

French Foreign Legion led by their Pioneers

Below is a report on the parade by French television.

Of course, there is this alternate celebration of Bastille Day by the band Rush from their 1975 album Caress of Steel.


  1. Yep, party time in France!!!

    1. @Old NFO: Not only in France - when I was a teen, we spent Bastille Day in the French islands off the coast of Newfoundland (St. Pierre & Miguelon). It was very cool. They had a lot of events including shooting competitions.