zondag 4 januari 2015

Naarden  was  one of the last fortresses in the Netherlands which  remained in French hands throughout November  1813 and  May 1814 , until well after Napoleon’s abdication.  Only on 12 May   did the town’s commander General de Brigade Jacque de la Porte, whose seconde-in-commando Colonel Jean Falba was the infamous commander of the troups for the Worden Massacre on 25 Novemver 1813, finally surrender the fortress.  

The Diary of Albertus Perk and the Siege of Naarden : 1813-1814  --  Translated and edited by Bas de Groot