The French Revolution: birth of a new France

United States, 1966

Film
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Beginning with the political conflict between leaders who felt that the revolution had gone too far and others who felt it had not gone far enough, this film examines the forces that shaped the Republic (for example, the film explains the opposition of the nobles and the clergy and the sense of conflict within the king and the rise of radical groups). With the failure of committee rule the leaders turned for support to the army and Napoleon Bonaparte and the revolution ended as it began, with one man rule. However the popular idea of sovereignty lived to change the face of Europe. Narrated by Michael Redgrave .

Credits

producer

George Vicas

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Language

English

Duration

00:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31430

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Dictators

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → France - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Monarchy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Monarchy - France

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Republics

Historical films

History → Constitutional history

History → Dictators

History → France - History

History → France - History - 1789-1900

History → France - History - Consulate and Empire, 1799-1815

History → France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799

History → History

History → Monarchy

History → Monarchy - France

History → Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

People → Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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