2 early postcards, with a representation of the conviction and execution of the Schill officers in Wesel
2 early (90s of the 19 the century) postcards in black and white, with a representation of the conviction and execution of the Schill officers in Wesel. The cards were issued by the art publisher Richard Bong from Berlin. The cards are in good condition, one card has writing on the front with a pencil.
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In 1809, eleven Prussian officers were shot and killed following a revolt against Napoleon led by Prussian Major Ferdinand von Schill. After their arrest in Stralsund, they were taken to the fortress of Wesel, then part of the Prussian empire, and sentenced.