To the credit of the French is contributing Republicanism to human history but at a cost. The cost is what the country took the whole of yesterday to look back at as they do every other year. How they did it yesterday is what these two video shots abstracted from Euronews report on the event speaks to.
What came to be known in History as “The Storming of the Bastile” is now an event beyond France. The assumption is that France is looking at that angle too, with particular reference to what the country might be signifying in Africa:
The video of French president’s appearance at the event is perhaps too heavy it is not uploading but French military display was part of it.