The Fall of the Bastille
The Fall of the Bastille
You battle in the famous french prison (read BASTILLE.TXT inside the zip).
Bastile.wad size:370,512 The Fall of the Bastille: July 14, 1789 The Bastille, a grim fortress which served as a state prison, was located at the east end of the city of Paris. (Gershoy 17). The Bastille was despised as a symbol of despotism, and also because of the many stories that circulated about its use for torture and other cruelties during the regime. An angry mob got wind of news that there were arms at the Bastille, and the Hotel des Invalides. The fall of the Bastille was an important event which not only illustrated how brutal the French Revolution was, but also represented the need for the fall of despotism and oppression. The man who resided in the Bastille, the Marquis de Launay, the governor of the Bastille, had been prepared for defense. There was walls ten feet thick, and the towers were over ninety feet high. Located in the tower of the Bastille he was ready with fifteen pieces of cannon, loads of case shot pointed directly at the drawbridge, six hundred musketoons, twelve rampart muskets with over fifteen thousand cartridges and twenty thousand pounds of powder. It is obvious that De Launay intended to defend himself with all his strategic preparations, but he did not utilize any weaponry he had in the towers. He fired but one from the drawbridge, because he had not had proper provisions, he was forced to be with over eighty invalides, thirty-two Swiss soldiers and his staff, some who were able to defend themselves (the Swiss) and others who were not as prepared (the invalides).Assuming the inferior role in battle was the only option available to De Launay. The situation had become very dangerous and he realized that there was no foreseeing a victory. The chains of the drawbridge were broken and the mob advanced into the deserted courts of the Bastille. The Swiss soldiers yelled to deaf ears from the tops of the tower in hopes that the mob might retreat, but because of their persistent advancing the soldiers let fire. The mob revolted again at the bloodshed of their fellow man. The crowd continued to press forward closing in on all sides with a continual firing. De Launay saw no other option. He was forced to try and settle with the mob, so he attempted to threaten blowing up the whole Bastille for capitulation. Elie, a leader within the people accepted it, and while De Launay made arrangements to not be harmed and to handle ratification of the capitulation, the invalides tried to quicken their deliverance and caused the surrendering of De Launay (Higgins 98). Despite the agreement that no harm would come to any of the soldiers in the Bastille after surrendering, the mob of people rushed in and started a huge onslaught of people. The French guards even tried to protect, but De Launay, like many of his soldiers and companions were killed. De Launay was cut at the throat and his head carried around the streets of Paris. In defense of all his attackers, De Launay did hold out and defend himself well, he merely fell to a large number of more skilled and prepared soldiers. These same mercenaries are now considered to be the "heroes and conquerors" of the Bastille. While this part of the revolution may have seemed an unexpected action by the common people, it was premeditated by the council of chiefs of the revolution (Higgins 96). The Republican faction had a vital role in instigating the multitudes of people to rise up and be rid of the imposing object of the Bastille. It was the cry of the people to attack the Bastille (Higgins 96). Bibliography: Gershoy, Leo, The French Revolution.. (Harry Holt Co., 1932). pp. 17-21 Higgins, W. ed., The French Revolution Told by Contemporaries. . (Harvard University, 1939) pp. 95-100 Illegally copied by Konrad Bresin Player info single player:yes Mulit\deathmatch:I don't think so New music: not a chance new Graphics: Waterfall texture difficulty settings:like any one will actually play this level Base:French prison editor used:dck know bugs:it's too small but I don't have any more cool ideas The story at the top of the page it some guys collage paper. I found it when I was looking for pictures of Bastille. so give him some credit if you distribute and/or add on to the level. firstname.lastname@example.org