They went to the Bastille in search of more weapons and ammunition. The firing continued, and after 3:00 pm, the attackers were reinforced by mutinous gardes françaises, along with two cannons. The Marquis was expecting a mob attack, but certainly not a siege! The regular garrison consisted of 82 invalides veteran soldiers no longer suitable for service in the field. The weapons, however, required gunpowder, which was stored in the Bastille. By the age of 31 his writings had brought him fame and money. They were not attacking the Bastille to free the seven prisoners inside. Convinced that Hitler had died in the blast, Stauffenberg flew to Berlin to organize a military coup against Nazi leaders.
But because it had previously been used to house political prisoners, it had long been a symbol of royal tyranny. The mob then rushed to rescue the prisoners. They carried his head on a pike in celebration of their victory. They wanted the guards to give up the prison, remove the artillery guns, and give them the gunpowder and weapons. Even though they had , the Governor and some of the guards of the Bastille were killed.
After a standoff that lasted into the afternoon, the crowd gained access to the Bastille, overwhelmed its guards and arrested and murdered its governor. The king initially opposed this development, but was forced to acknowledge the authority of the assembly, which subsequently renamed itself the National Constituent Assembly on 9 July. There are no rules, but please keep basic manners in mind and don't heal or anything stupid. The Royal troops concentrated around Paris dispersed to their frontier garrisons. The mob then stormed the fortress,freed the seven prisoners, found no ammunition and took thegovernor to the town hall. This Guard adopted the revolutionary tricolour cockade as part of its uniform. In 1880, the French chose to make the Storming of the Bastille their national holiday.
And, after it took the better part of a century to embed the democratic ideals of 1789, the Bastille prompts us to remember just how hard it is for the voices of the people to be transformed into the enduring instructions of democratic governance and the rule of law. The deputy of the governor of the Bastille suggested in 1788 that significant expense could be saved by transferring prisoners, razing the Bastille, and re-developing the site. In accord with principles of and with complete disregard for claims of royal authority, the people established parallel structures of municipalities for civic government and militias for civic protection. But De Launay was not the compromising sort, plus he had received official orders from the Hôtel de Ville to hold the Bastille at any cost. While emissaries were negotiating, a volley of bullets wasdischarged by the Swiss guards, killing many, and the crowd wentmad.
The event quickly became a symbol of the French Revolution, which led to the toppling of the absolute monarchy and the Ancien Régime. A postcard showing the Bastille governor and his head atop a pike Hearing the garrison had opened fire on the people, crowds around the fortress swelled and for three hours the Bastille came under siege. In 1789, during the storming of the Bastille, there were 7prisoners. If there was any doubt, it was removed on July 11th when Louis dismissed his popular finance minister, , and replaced him with the arch-conservative Joseph-François Foullon. The July 14 date commemorates the storming of the Bastille in 1789. By the morning of 15 July, the outcome appeared clear to the king as well, and he and his military commanders backed down.
The governor was , son of the previous governor and actually born within the Bastille. The storming of the Bastille also reminds us that modern citizens were not only born out of acts of valor or cruelty, but also out of the act of remembering and out of the strong desire for justice. Once inside the courtyard, they began to try and break into the main fortress. Soldiers on the wall could move quickly to any part of the fortress without having to climb down inside the towers. Although the soldiers defending the Bastille killed or wounded about a hundred members of the crowd, the attack continued. The fall of the Bastille left the population of Paris with the gunpowder for their recently seized weapons, giving the revolutionary city the means to defend itself. On 17 June 1789, the Third Estate, with its representatives drawn from the middle class, or bourgeoisie, reconstituted themselves as the National Assembly, a body whose purpose was the creation of a French constitution.
Violence had bought the second major success of the revolution; this apparent justification would bring many more changes over the next few years. The Third Estate, however, represented everyone else — the more than 90 per cent of the population who bore the brunt of taxation, despite their poverty. We could have the people that are dueling go down the ladder and everyone else wait up top or something. About 900 people who claimed to have stormed the Bastille received certificates Brevet de vainqueur de la Bastille from the in 1790, and a number of these still exist. I mean I see the advantages; open area with few enemies to have to clean up before starting.
De Launay ordered his guards to stop shooting and he gave up the fortress. Ganilh and Bancal-des-Issarts, dispatched to the Hôtel de Ville, confirmed his report. Amid the tensions of July 1789, the building remained as a symbol of royal. The regiment of French Guards formed the permanent garrison of Paris and, with many local ties, was favourably disposed towards the popular cause. Sending rogues, fornicators and philanderers to the Bastille was one thing — but detaining magistrates for upholding the law and the general will was an act of tyranny. Stauffenberg chose a military career, but Operation Barbarossa and the mass murders at Auschwitz convinced him that Hitler must be stopped.