The siege of Toulon : Bonaparte, as a young artilleryman, distinguished himself in defending the place all alone. Toulon was the first important victory of Npoléon. Glory is in motion leading him to immortality.
Toulon was occupied by British and Spanish forces assisting the Royalist French. Napoleon Bonaparte first made his name here as a young Major of Artillery, by spotting an ideal place for his guns to be set up in such a way that they dominated the city's harbour. Napoleon took part in the assault on the fort covering this position. Once this was done, the Anglo-Spanish fleets were compelled to withdraw, and the resistance crumbled. As a result, the 24-year old Napoleon was made a Brigadier General, and it brought him to the attention of elite political circles in Paris.