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  • Grenoble, France
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1815

    Napoleon

    Here I am. Kill your Emperor, if you wish

    Grenoble, France
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1815

    The 5th Regiment was sent to intercept Napoleon and made contact just south of Grenoble on 7 March 1815. Napoleon approached the regiment alone, dismounted his horse and, when he was within gunshot range, shouted to the soldiers, "Here I am. Kill your Emperor, if you wish". The soldiers quickly responded with, "Vive L'Empereur!". Ney, who had boasted to the restored Bourbon king, Louis XVIII, that he would bring Napoleon to Paris in an iron cage, affectionately kissed his former emperor and forgot his oath of allegiance to the Bourbon monarch. The two then marched together towards Paris with a growing army. The unpopular Louis XVIII fled to Belgium after realizing he had little political support.




  • Paris, France
    Monday Mar 20, 1815

    Napoleon

    Hundred Days

    Paris, France
    Monday Mar 20, 1815

    Napoleon arrived in Paris on 20 March and governed for a period now called the Hundred Days.




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