Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Story of the French Revolution

Here is the History Channel's very good show about the French Revolution in nine ten-minute sections. We saw parts of this in the meeting on Monday, May 18. I advise everyone to see this at least once before we go. Click on each to watch:
First section.
Second section.
Third Section.
Fourth section.
Fifth section.
Sixth section.
Seventh section.
Eighth section.
Ninth section.

And here is a scene from the movie Danton showing an amazingly realistic view of what it was like to go to work every day for the members of the Committee of Public Safety. Notice the wheelchair Couthon is using. He was a disabled from an infection and was in constant pain but accomplished a great deal. Sometimes his wheelchair is on display in the Carnavalet Museum, so we may get to see it up close.
Clip from Danton.

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