They were somewhat and five hundred and a few guns at the time of the capitulation had more value than the same men. About the same time that this column started another of similar dimensions from the Mayor on the Rue Saint-Antoine, under the direction of Jacob-Job Elie, dressed in white uniforms and carrying the banner of the Queen's Regiment. The absolutely naive and unprofessional to shoot the guns was enough to speak hereafter, but did little damage to the walls of ten feet in thickness at the Bastille. However, the stubbornness of the assailants and their unfettered will be the strength that they symbolized the injustices and inequities of the "ancien regime" led them to finally move two cannons facing the drawbridge and the small bridge. After shooting something like 12 rounds (about six each, according to Humbert J.-B) that did no harm to any person, the Marquis de Launay, appeared to have "lost their heads" and without "consulting anyone of his staff or garrison without hearing anyone's opinion, did the drums in surrender. "At that time, she had to cease fire and Lieutenant De Flue went to see the Marquis, finding it in the plan of writing a paper it was stated that the guardians of the fortress had around 200 quintals of gunpowder and if not accepted the surrender the Marquis would fly to pieces not only the Bastille if not the whole neighborhood! But the attackers did not want to hear from capitulation. The Scream general was "should open the doors and lowering bridge." Indeed, the Marquis, before writing the message of surrender had already tried to blow up the fort with the misfortune of having been forced to withdraw from the powder by soldiers Ferrand and Becart.

Suddenly, five guards decide to open the doors and lowering the bridge. In seconds Elie, Hulin, Arne, Maillard, Tournay, Cholat, the two brothers Morin, Humbert and the rest of the crowd enters the strength and disarm its supporters with the fury of centuries of repression of their backs. The old fortress that was taken in 1413 by the Armagnacs, in 1418 by Bourguignons in 1436 by King in 1565 by the Prince of Conde in 1591 by Ligueurs in 1594 by royal troops in 1649 and 1652 and during the uprising of the Fronde; capitulated last time after a site that does not look anything like the battle of giants sung by Michelet and Carlyle. The balance is not as brutal given the magnitude of the event today is a symbol of the French Revolution: the side of the defenders of the Bastille if there was one dead and two or three wounded until the opening of doors . On the side of the assailants are several versions. The first is that notes Dusaulx "98 dead, 60 injured and 13 damaged." The book "History of the Revolution for two friends of Freedom" tells the storming of the Bastille "killed about 40 assailants." The truth about making victims not ever know. It is enough to know that with the evidence all existing listings suffer of overstatement. Anyway, the event was such that marked the history of mankind and the advent of the "bourgeois eternity." Meanwhile, King Louis XVI for the Week of July 14, 1789 did not mean much. In the specific page of your journal, appears in his own handwriting a single word: "Rien" ("Nothing"). Copyright 1997 '.