Global Politics

How the French won the American Revolution

There might be no Fourth of July holiday without the French. Their help was vital to the winning of the War for Independence, and the survival of the early republic. The tragic story of one French aristocrat illustrates that relationship. And it’s not Lafayette!


The World - Episode 20071107 - Napoleon on exhibit

He's a diminutive French leader of immigrant background who took the country by storm. We're not talking about French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who delivered an address to the US Congress today. We're talking about Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon is currently the subject of a major exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The World's Adeline Sire took a tour.