This Day in History : The Execution of the Bravest of the Brave
For his actions during the Hundred Days, one of Napoleon’s most popular officers, Michel Ney, was tried on 4 December 1815, condemned on the night of 6 December and shot by firing squad on the morning of 7 December, at 9 o’clock. He was denied to wear a uniform, so he wore a blue civilian suit. He refused to be blindfolded and gave the order to fire.
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