Sándor Kisfaludy built a career as an officer in the imperial army in Vienna, and later took part in the war against Napoleon in defence of Milan. In June 1796, he was taken prisoner of war at the siege of Sforza Castle in Milan and was transported to Draguignan in France. He wrote about his days there and his meeting with Julie-Caroline d’Esclapon in his diary ‘My French Captivity’. He was exchanged for a prisoner and then returned to service, but was discharged from the army after serving his term in Württemberg.
On the DIVIT experience terminal, a map traces Kisfaludy’s prisoner-of-war stations and his diary entries.