Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bastille Day 2015

Today is National Day in France - we call it Bastille Day - a holiday marking the 1789 storming of the Bastille by the people of Paris and the symbolic end of absolute monarchy in France. The event ushered in eight decades of political and social unrest as France and Europe as a whole struggled with the concept of nationalism.

For more on this day go here and here.

For an expression of the patriotism this day represents, there is but one song:

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