THE IMPERIAL – 15th OF NOVEMBER 1855

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BONAPARTIST MOVEMENT

EVERYTHING FOR AND BY THE PEOPLE
« For the Honour of France, for the sacred interests of Humanity »
Napoleon the Great, proclamation of 17th of ventôse Year VIII / Saturday 8th of March, 1800.

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THE IMPERIAL

The Imperial was composed by Hector Berlioz (with lyrics by Captain Lafont) in 1854 for Napoleon III, on the occasion of the Universal exhibition of Paris (1855). It was played for the first time on the 15th of November 1855 by more than 1,200 musicians and choristers, at the close of the Exhibition.

Lyrics :

Amid all the people, the triumphant souls
Have trembled as at destiny’s cry,
When, of cannon, the resounding voices
Have announced the day that now has dawned at last,
Have announced the dawn that now has dawned at last.

Bearing the Oriflamme
In her bronze claws,
The eagle with wings of flame,
Sovereign arbiter,
Opens her heavy eyelids
To the rays of the star of light
And reappears in the skies burning bright.

Amid all the people, the triumphant souls
Have trembled as at destiny’s cry,
When, of cannon, the resounding voices
Have announced the day that now has dawned at last,
Have announced the dawn that now has dawned at last.

The eagle with wings of flame
Rises in the skies
Bearing the Oriflamme
In a radiant sweep.
Yea, the the eagle with wings of flame
Reappears in the skies.

For from the sepulcre has come forth,
Like long ago the Messiah,
The Imperial dynasty
That God Himself drew from Earth
And to which glory gave birth.

Chorus :

God who protects France,
Watch over her Emperor.
Of the good he is the hope
And of the wicked the terror.
Great God watch,
Great God watch over the Emperor.
Great God watch over the Emperor.
Long live the Emperor ! Long live the Emperor !

O let History evermore
Inscribe with Honour
In the temple of Memory,
In the temple of Memory,
This word : Liberator !

(Chorus)

O revered line,
August and sacred line,
In whom we all live,
Reign over us for all time,
By the people and God anointed
Of the time allotted to you,
Of the fate that chance brings you.
August line of our Caesars,
Of the fate that chance brings you.

God who protects France,
Watch over her Emperor.
With his immortal halo,
No brow was ever crowned before,
As in a living symbol,
The people has become flesh.
You guide them by your genius,
They support you by their valour.
And it is an assault on the country,
Yea, an assault, an assault on the country,
To assail the Emperor.

(Chorus)

(First Verse).

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YOUTUBE

 

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DEEZER

Doubling of GDP (4% average growth).

Nice and Savoy united to France.

Tripling of colonial domains.

13, 000 km of rail network.

Tripling of roadways.

40, 000 km of telegraphic network by 1870.

Enlargement of the ports of Marseille, Le Havre, Bordeaux etc.

Maritime companies (Messageries maritimes, Compagnie générale transatlantique).

Haussmanisation of Paris :

The Grand boulevards
The Place de l’Etoile (1854)
The Opéra Garnier (1861 – 1875)
Rail stations : gare du Nord, gare de Lyon, gare Saint-Lazare, gare Montparnasse.
Public parks : Parc Montceau, Parc Montsouris,
Bois de Boulogne…
Church of Saint-Augustin (1860 – 1871)
340 kilomètres of sewers
Gas street-lighting.

Plantation of the Landes forests.
Irrigation of Provence.

Ban on working Sundays and public holidays.

Authorisation of mutual aid societies (1852).

Creation of economic ovens (hot meals for the poor) (1855).

The droit de grève or right to strike action (1864).

Authorisation of public meetings (1868).

The first woman to hold a baccalauréat certificate (1861).

The first female medical student (1866).

Obligation to open a school for girls in municipalities of more than 500 inhabitants (1867).

Authorisation of anonymous companies with limited responsibility (SARL in French, Ltd in English) (1863).

Authorisation of anonymous companies (1867).

Authorisation of payment by cheque (1865).

Banking reform : creation of the Crédit foncier de France, Crédit immobilier, …

First grands magasins (Le Bon Marché, Le Printemps)

7,4 million YES in answer to the plebiscite of the 8th of May 1870 (75% of those registered to vote).

A propos mouvementbonapartiste

JOURNAL OFFICIEL DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE 6 février 2010 1016 - * Déclaration à la préfecture de Meurthe-et-Moselle. MOUVEMENT BONAPARTISTE Objet : défendre, faire connaître et étendre les principes et valeurs du Bonapartisme. Il s’appuie sur l’adhésion populaire à une politique de redressement conjuguant les efforts des particuliers, associations et services de l’État. Le mouvement défend les principes bonapartistes sur lesquels il est fondé, et qui régissent son fonctionnement intérieur. Il défend également la mémoire de Napoléon le Grand, ainsi que celle de Napoléon III et de leurs fils, Napoléon II et Napoléon IV. Il reconnait Napoléon IV comme ayant régné sans avoir gouverné, en vertu du plébiscite de mai 1870. Le mouvement ne reconnait pas d’empereur après 1879, en vertu de l’absence de plébiscite. Républicain, il privilégie le bonheur, les intérêts et la gloire des peuples, et n’envisage de rétablissement de l’Empire que si les fondements en sont républicains et le régime approuvé par voie référendaire.
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