Each turning point in history has behind it a story and a set of principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form its dramatic coreand whose unique personalities influenced the outcome of events. New facts, often from indigenous sources, have emerged to add to our understanding of these crucial events and these, together with the latest historical research and documented first hand accounts, bring each turning point vividly to life. Exclusive dramatizations carried out at the actual sites of the events, History’s Turning Points provides a fascinating and intriguing new perspective on the significant moments that have changed the world. Revolution to Paris – 1789 A.D. A prison is stormed and modern France is born On July 14th 1789 the starving and destitute citizens of Paris riot in search of food and weapons. The people storm the Bastille, dreaded symbol of royal rule, determined to liberate its prisoners and seize its weapons. Its ill fated governor, Monsieur De Launay eventually surrenders, overwhelmed by the number of besiegers. He becomes the first nobleman to die at the hands of the citizens and the people of France learn through violent struggle they might realize their dream of a people’s republic.