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1968: The Year of Revolutions

Tuesday 29 April 2008 9:00-9:45 (Radio 4 FM)

Repeated: Tuesday 29 April 2008 21:30-21:58 (Radio 4 FM)


John Tusa recalls events in France during May 1968. Students and police fought pitched battles on the streets of Paris, hurling paving stones and tear gas. There were massive demonstrations and a general strike brought France to a virtual standstill. Some people wondered if the country might be on the brink of revolution. What was the long-term effect of those weeks of turmoil?

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