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A World in Arms 

From the French revolution in 1789 to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, two great empires battled over land and sea and ideology.
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Christopher Birch Christopher Birch ...  Admiral James Gambier 1 episode, 2001
Alan Charlesworth ...  Lord Barham 1 episode, 2001
Francis Kennedy Francis Kennedy ...  Vice Admiral Pierre Villeneuve 1 episode, 2001
Paul Reynolds Paul Reynolds ...  Midshipman Frederick Marryat 1 episode, 2001
Michael Shaeffer Michael Shaeffer ...  Captain Thomas Cochrane 1 episode, 2001
Miles Richardson ...  Captain Coignet 1 episode, 2002
Joss Ackland ...  Francois Rene Chateaubriand 1 episode, 2002
Simon Chadwick Simon Chadwick ...  Sergeant Lawrence 1 episode, 2002
David Keller David Keller ...  Napoleon Bonaparte 1 episode, 2002
Denis Lawson ...  Narrator 1 episode, 2002
Daniel Leatherdale Daniel Leatherdale ...  Captain Francois 1 episode, 2002
John Sessions ...  Edmund Burke 1 episode, 2002
Nigel Whitney Nigel Whitney ...  Captain Jones 1 episode, 2002
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From the French revolution in 1789 to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, two great empires battled over land and sea and ideology.

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The blood stained birth of the modern world

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Drama

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Entertaining, thought provoking and well balanced presentation.
30 January 2007 | by tandjflackSee all my reviews

This one of the few treatments of the politics of the French Revolution and its aftermath that I have seen that deals in a balanced way with the philosophy and politics of the historical narrative.

The great battle of ideas presented around the theme of the nature of freedom was seriously handled without being too academic. The irony of the Napoleonic victory over English liberalism through the European Union was not lost on this viewer. Not mentioned was the equally paradoxical victory of liberalism in the US where the French Revolution was originally so influential.

The music was also great.


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UK

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English

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2002 (UK) See more »

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France

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GBP600,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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