French Revolution The Patriot introduces Palloy, a patriot who believed strongly in the Revolution. But, that didn’t prevent him from making a profit from it. Contracted to demolish the Bastille, he sold every inch of it as a souvenir. For him, the Revolution provided the marketing opportunity of a lifetime.
This is part of a series called The French Revolution: Revolutionary Witness, examining the consequences of the 1789 upheaval in France and all that followed. Produced by the BBC. A Coronet release.
20 minutes • Color