"Everyone has two countries: his own and France." So said former US president and author of the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, who was also minister to France in the years leading up to and during the French Revolution.
Jefferson's first-hand descriptions of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 - 224 years ago on this very day - show that he knew exactly how decisive and important an act it had been.
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