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Also in the Scotsman Fiona McCade ponders the subject of national anthems

NAPOLEON called La Marseillaise “the greatest general of the Republic”, and I’m inclined to agree. I haven’t a drop of French blood, but just a couple of notes of that glorious battle hymn can get me worked up into a revolutionary frenzy. I only need to hear the start of All You Need Is Love and I’m desperate to dash out and behead a monarch.

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