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Foulques

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« on: October 21, 2005, 11:27:41 am »
A litle photo quick made (I haven't a good camera) on the theme of Camerone and the IId mexican Empire, a great moment of amity beetween U.S.a, France and Mexico  :lol: .

http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dfrancification316cv.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 02:09:25 pm »
Nice foto, Foulques!

Please tell us more about the history of Camerone ...

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 06:00:01 pm »
Well, it's quite difficult for me to explaining the story of Mexican second empire. It was an empire build in 1862 for the brother of emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, great Duke Maximilian. and it was an idea of the french emperor Napoléon III to build an empire in Mexico for boken U.S.A influence on America.... :twisted:
The 30 april 1863, a french division of the mythic "légion étrangère" was attacked in the north of Puebla by a mexican division.
There were 64 frenchs and 2000 mexicans. They were figthing during nine hours and they were only 3 french survivors. It's our (for french) Fort Alamo but we haven't any movie on this theme :lol: .

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2005, 08:21:05 pm »
Merci, Foulques ...

But, you said something about a 'moment of amity' between the US, France and Mexico. I am very curious about the US involvement 1n 1863 ...

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2005, 11:44:48 pm »
North americans become involved in the conflict indierctly after 1865 fir defense of Monroe doctrin.

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2005, 10:15:28 am »
After the Civil War was won Gen Sheridan was ordered to the border with 30,000 men and was spoling to go over and fight the French but the French pulled out as the result of diplomatic pressure (and the need to bring troops home to face Prissia).

Shouldn't one of theose Klickies have a hand missing (as Captain Danjou).

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