In his memoir Never Surrender...
, Saxon frontman Biff Byford
explained the somewhat unusual genesis of this song: "I thought the word 'militia' was a fantastic word and wanted to write a song around it."
It was he said, "conceptually, a little based on the French Revolution or the Russian Revolution" - not much of a difference really. For a song that is really about the French Revolution, check out "Palace Of Versailles
" by Al Stewart. Having said that, "Militia Guard" is not a bad effort, it certainly has a military feel to it.