What if you relived the storming of the Bastille?

My friend Thomas Snégaroff is a historian and professor of geopolitics and can be seen regularly on TV5 in History in Progress. I highly recommend his most recent book, L’Amérique sur la peau (“America Under the Skin”), which inspired the radio series France Info y était (“France Info was there”) that begins today with a reenactment of the fall of the Bastille. Throughout this entire summer, radio journalists Grégoire Lecalot and Hélène Lam-Trong will relive these historical events, reporting as if they went back in time and were actually there in the middle of the action France Info style, with historical accuracy, recreations of ambient sounds from the period, and Snégaroff’s unbiased commentary.

The storming of the Bastille

After the the fall of Bastille, you can live through Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, find Alcibiade in 489 BC, Henry IV of France in 1610, Christopher Columbus in 1492, and the entombment of Pompeii after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79. Each radio episode is available online with an interactive graphic tour (click here or on the image above for the Google-translated to English article) and with presence on social networks for each episode. Click here to listen as if you were there live at the storming of the Bastille!

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