Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 5th and April 30th


For May 5th, celebration of the Battle of Puebla, 1862...a symbolic victory.

April 30th - Camerone (Camarón) Day for the Foreign Legion...a symbolic defeat...parades and toasts in Aubagne and bars around the world to commemorate the defeat of Captain Danjou, 2 lieutenants and 62 legionaires confronted, one day in 1863, by over two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army. The Captain's wooden hand leads the parade...and Le Boudin colours the marching with an 88 beat slow cadence for those wearing kepi blanc.

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