Le régiment de Sambre et Meuse, song written in 1879

All these proud children of Gaul
Marching without respite or ease,
With their rifles on their shoulders.
Courage in their hearts and sacks on their backs,
Glory sustained them.
With neither bread nor shoes
They slept on the hard ground
With their sacs beneath their heads.

The regiment from Sambre et Meuse
Always marched to the call of freedom
Seeking the path of glory
That led them to immortality