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No Regrets

In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful and powerful songs.  Its significance and power is underlined by the fact that the artist who made this song famous, Edith Piaf, dedicated the recording she made of the song in 1960 to the French Foreign Legionnaires, in particular those members of the Foreign Legion’s 1st REP (First Foreign Parachute Regiment), who backed the 1961 Putsch against the Algerian civilian leadership.  France had been engaged in a bloody  war in Algeria, until 1962 a French Colony, and the Legion had been in the vanguard of that conflict. Continue reading


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