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French Civilization, Culture, and History Recordings

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L’Alsace, région française au coeur de l’Europe
FR 4.038
One audiocassette and livret pédagogique produced by the American Association of Teachers of French, Association Alsace Etats-Unis and Association Régionale des Enseignants de Français Langue Etrangère; recorded interviews and dialogues dealing with cultural elements of the Alsace region of France; includes segments about: le minitel, une Winstub, le Conseil de lEurope, les vins d’Alsace, la statue de la liberté et Auguste Bartholdi, les littératures en Alsace; 32-page livret pédagogique includes script of interviews and dialogues, comprehension questions, vocabulary.
33 minutes

Cet énigmatique Charles de Gaulle
FR 4.033
Audio-livre by Henri Guillemin.
Approx. 60 minutes

Charles de Gaulle
FR 4.004

Les Français de notre temps
FR 1.021/FR 1.022
15–20 minute talks by notable figures in French society and culture, for example:
Architecture: Aillaud, Le Corbusier
Biologie: Jean Hamburger, Wolff, Monod
Cinéma: Jean Renoir
Droit: Garçon
Economie: Masse, les Syndicalistes, les Jeunes Agriculteurs
Histoire: François-Poncet
Lettres: Bazin, Beauvoir, Bosco, Chamson, Genevoix, Giono, Lévi- Strauss, Mauriac, Maurois, Robbe-Grillet, Sarraute, Sartre
Musique: Boulez, Messiaen, Milhaud, Poulenc, Xenakis
Peinture: Delaunay, Gromaire, Kahnweiler
Physique: De Broglie, Le Prince-Ringuet, Kastler
Presse: Beuve-Méry
Religion: Boegner, Carré
Sociologie: Armand, Millot, Sullerot
Technique: Hereil
Théâtre: Barrault, Ionesco, Marceau

La France de la Renaissance
FR 4.007

La Guerre d’Algérie
FR 4.030.001–.007
Seven 60/90-minute audiocassettes produced by Radio France in 1987; sound footage and unedited accounts of the Algerian War (1954–1962) as told by eyewitnesses.
Total time: approx. 10 hours

Il était une fois ... La Révolution Française
FR 4.034.001/.002
Two 90-minute audiocassettes; authentic writings, speeches, accounts of the Revolutionary period (1789–1794) read by Paul-Emile Deiber; source material: texts of precursors Montaigne, Voltaire, Rousseau; speeches, accounts, letters and commentaries of protagonists and famous eyewitnesses: Mirabeau, Danton, Saint-Just, Marat, Robespierre, Mme de Staël, Billaud-Varenne, a journalist from the provinces, the king’s valet...; commentaries by Châteaubriand, Hugo, Michelet; recorded at the Théâtre de Boulogne-Billancourt in 1989.
Total time: approx. 2 hours 52 minutes

Les journées de février, 1848
FR 4.006 – open reel

Lafayette
FR 4.008

Leclerc vous parle: Histoire de la 2ème D.B.
FR 4.038 (CD)

La libération de Paris
FR 4.036
Audiocassette of eyewitness accounts and archival recordings of the period August 19–22, 1944, when the people of Paris rose up against the troops of General Von Cholitz and General Leclerc’s 2nd tank division entered Paris; part of the series L’histoire en direct broadcast on France Culture (Radio France).
60 minutes

Lettres d’amour de Napoléon à Joséphine
FR 4.009 – open reel

Mai 68
FR 4.029
Livre cassette by Michel Winock, recorded by Michel Derain; analysis of the student uprising and strikes of May 1968.
60 minutes

Le mécontentement en France à la fin du règne de Louis XIV
FR 4.011 – open reel

Pétain – De Gaulle
FR 4.028
Livre cassette by Jean-Pierre Rioux, recorded by Jean Topart; study of the personalities of Maréchal Pétain and Général De Gaulle.
60 minutes

Le procès de Jeanne d’Arc
FR 4.012 – open reel

Radioscopie avec Jacques Chancel
FR 4.021 – 4.024; 4.026, 4.027, 4.040
Interviews conducted by Jacques Chancel of Radio France with noted French personalities of the 20th century: Roland Barthes, Jacques Brel, Joseph Kessel, Jean Lacouture, Simone Signoret, Pierre Viansson Ponte, Marguerite Yourcenar.

Rambouillet et ses hôtes
FR 4.013 – open reel

La Résistance, ses chants et ses poètes
FR 4.037 (CD)
Two compact discs of songs and poems of the Resistance presented by Pierre Seghers; includes such songs as “Chant des Marais,” “Chant des Partisans,” poems by Aragon, Cayrol, Desnos, Eluard (“Liberté”), Emmanuel, Jacob, Seghers and others; also includes excerpts of two speeches by De Gaulle.
1 hour 22 minutes

Les SS français
FR 4.035
Audiocassette of eyewitness accounts told without remorse by three French soldiers who, in 1943, joined the elite Nazi troops known as the SS; part of the series L’histoire en direct broadcast on France Culture (Radio France).
60 minutes

Les témoins de notre temps
Céleste Albaret/Louis Gautier-Vignal
FR 4.025

Les temps forts de la Révolution
FR 4.032
audiocassette recording by Michel Winock; description/analysis of thirteen important moments during the French Revolution; part of a Radio France Internationale presentation entitled 1789 Aujourdhui: Regards des jeunes du monde sur la Révolution française.
83 minutes

Le temps que nous vivons
FR 4.016 – open reel
1/1/58 – 30/9/59

Tours de France
FR 4.031
Travaux pratiques de civilisation by J.-C. Beacco and S. Lieutaud (Hachette © 1985); authentic documentation, information and activities designed to develop cultural competency; one audiocassette, student textbook and pedagogical guide available.
Audiocassette: approx. 30 minutes

Visages d’Henri IV
FR 4.017 – open reel

Visages de Louis XIV
FR 4.018 – open reel