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Mad Guru30 Apr 2020 10:37 a.m. PST

On this day in 1863, Captain Jean Danjou and the 3rd Company, 1st Battalion, Foreign Regiment (aka: the French Foreign Legion) fought its most famous battle in Camerone, Mexico. As the plaque later placed there to commemorate their actions says:

Opposed to an entire army
Its mass crushed them
Life rather than courage
Abandoned these French soldiers
In Camerone on April 30, 1863.

Vive la Legion.

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If interested, please stop by my blog for links to a couple of Legion songs -- one classic, the other quirky -- by clicking this LINK:

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Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 10:55 a.m. PST

I'll raise a glass of wine to them tonight. Looking forward to playing a game with you on Camerone Day 2023.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 11:03 a.m. PST

A period I have always intended to get into

Love the depiction of his wooden hand in the painting

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

Vive la morte
Vive la guerre
Vive la legion etranger!

Pan Marek30 Apr 2020 11:16 a.m. PST

A story of courage and heroism in service to a horrible cause.

Viva Juarez!

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 12:06 p.m. PST

Reads like a modern day Thermopylae! Heroes all, despite the cause!

Thresher0130 Apr 2020 1:49 p.m. PST

"Camerone Day: "Not men but demons""

So, not shrimp either, I suppose.

Perris070730 Apr 2020 2:07 p.m. PST

"All that matters is that few stood against many."

Chuckaroobob30 Apr 2020 7:31 p.m. PST

Gotta love the Legion!

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