14th July is Bastille Day in France with bands and parades. This commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison on 14 July 1790 leading to the establishment of a Republic. There will be huge crowds in Paris and the Tour de France will be an added attraction.
12th July in Belfast and other places is high on French news bulletins this morning for less worthy reasons. Please God people of goodwill will continue seeking ways to peace togther. A T