GENERAL DE LA BEDOYERE TO DIE

General de la Bedoyere has been condemned to death by firing squad.

The General, one of the first senior officers to to declare his support for the returned emperor, was accused of treason and rebellion. The Council of War heard that he had declared for the Napoleon on the 7th March, near Grenoble.

De la Bedoyere made no denial of the facts offered to the court, although he maintained that he had known nothing of Napoleon’s intentions before his return to France.

He was found guilty and sentenced to die within the next week.

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