||Traditional Song (1:00) -- Context for the Vendée War (1:07) -- Valentin Roussiere Testimonial (1:52) -- The Vendéen People (2:19) -- The King is Guillotined (2:18) -- Recruiting Leaders (3:51) -- Vendéen Army Formed (2:56) -- First Attacks (0:29) -- Paris Reception (2:38) -- The Republican Army is Ready (3:22) -- General Kleber (1:52) -- Jean Brochard Testimonial (2:56) -- Marching to Cholet (2:30) -- First Battle Outside of Cholet (1:34) -- The Battle of Cholet (3:51) -- The Vendéens Retreat (4:29) -- Vendée Slaughter (2:49) -- Father Huchet Testimonial (2:17) -- Resistance Reappears (2:22) -- Republicans Control Vendée (3:28) -- Reign of Terror (1:37) -- Charette's End (1:18) -- End of the Vendée War (5:24)
||War against the oppressive ancient régime, that was the battle cry of the French Revolution; wars against foreign enemies-of France and of the Revolution-were to be expected and were fought out of patriotism; but civil war, grounded in differences of principle, required taking a moral position. The revolt in the Vendée undermined the very concept of Revolution, for if the people were fighting the Revolution, restoring power to the enemies of the Revolution, what was the Revolution all about? This program looks at the issues underlying the revolt in the Vendée, the brutal manner in which it was put down, and the lessons France learned from this most vicious and unforgiving of civil wars.
|General note||Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 14, 2015.|
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, September 3, 2015).|
|Issued in other form||digital transfer of (manifestation): Pathé cinéma (France)|
|Publisher number||2855 Films Media Group|