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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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Martin Hodgson Martin Hodgson ...  Robespierre
Denis Lawson ...  Narrator
Miles Richardson ...  Captain John (2003)
Robert Whitelock ...  William Pitt
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2003 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

France

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Budget:

£600,000 (estimated)
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3BM Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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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