I've started painting 10mm SYW figures and downloaded some music to listen to while I paint. Something martial - something to make me think of men in ranks and lines advancing in battle. I've noticed that British & German marches tend to be about 4 minutes long, while French marches are all under 2 minutes.
There are marches about victory, glory, Dragoons, grenadiers, musketeers, and even named after generals. But I ran across a curious one - a march sung by Napoleon's Old Guard - "Le Chant de l'Oignon." The most feared soldiers of the early 19th century went into battle singing about an onion?https://youtu.be/gKRogpFUaY0
This has to be some kind of guy thing. Anybody know for sure why they sang about onions when charging into battle?