2020 Bastille Day Military Parade

This Tuesday marks the French National Day of the 14th July, called Bastille Day in the English-speaking world. As usually, a military parade occurred in Paris. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bastille Day military parade was significantly reduced. Nevertheless, the Foreign Legion was still represented. See videos.

Exceptionally, the 2020 Bastille Day Military Parade in Paris didn’t take place on the Champs-Elysées, a well-known avenue in the 8th arrondissement. It occurred at the eastern end of the avenue, at the Place de la Concorde, one of the major public squares in the French capital.

The French Foreign Legion was represented during the reduced parade by the Foreign Legion Music Band, led by a Russian NCO, a graduate from a Moscow military music academy. The Legion Band played the traditional Le Boudin (Hymn of the Legion), as well as the song “La Mer” by Charles Trenet. The legionnaires made an intermediary show between the Air show and the Helicopter parade.

The Military Parade went in front of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife.

The whole 2020 Military Parade. The Foreign Legion Music Band arrives at 28:15. Due to the several cameras without sound and the “good” work of the TV direction, large parts of the Legion Music Band exhibition is silent.

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