Lead: In the fall of 1793, the army of revolutionary France was inspired by the leadership of a 23-year old artillery captain, Napoleon Bonaparte.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: As the revolutionary Reign of Terror spread across France after 1793, many supporters of the Revolution grew disheartened. In Toulon, a port on the Mediterranean coast, they went so far as to ally themselves with the enemy, allowing the British ships to occupy the harbor and town. In response the Committee of Safety in Paris sent an Army to crush the rebels. Slowly, all during the fall, the revolutionary Army extended its control of the hills overlooking the City, preparing for an assault.

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