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Free French Radio broadcast, July 14, 1789: A mob is storming the Bastille in Paris. They overran the defenses and set the prisoners free. More to come….

July 14 is Bastille Day, Fete Nationale. Many consider this the beginning of the French Revolution. Days later, feudalism was abolished.

Aux armes, citoyens
Formez vos bataillons…

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Today is Bastille Day–on July 14, 1789, revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, precipitating the French revolution. (aujourdhui est la Fete Nationale)

Aux armes, citoyens
Formez vos bataillons
Marchons, marchons!
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons!

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