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Bastille Day: How peace and revolution got mixed up | BBC News

When the French parade on Sunday for their national day they will be marking the fall of the Bastille prison-fortress on 14 July 1789. Everyone knows that. Or do they? In fact there is a surprising twist in the story of this proud Republican anniversary.

Without realising it, what the French may technically be celebrating is not the storming of the Bastille but an event that took place exactly one year later, on 14 July 1790: the Fete de la Federation.

For more on this story, visit: BBC News – Bastille Day: How peace and revolution got mixed up.

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