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The Battle of Camarón (French: Bataille de Camerone) which occurred on 30 April 1863 between the French Foreign Legion and the Mexican army, is regarded as a defining moment in the Foreign Legion's history. A small infantry patrol, led by Captain Jean Danjou and Lieutenants Clément Maudet and Jean Vilain, numbering just 65 men was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry, and was forced to make a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, in Camarón de Tejeda, Veracruz, Mexico. The conduct of the Legion, who refused to surrender, led to a certain mystique — and the battle of Camarón became synonymous with bravery and a fight-to-the-death attitude.

Battle of Camarón
Part of the French intervention in Mexico

In 1892, a monument commemorating the battle was erected on the battlefield containing a plaque with the following inscription in French:

   Ils furent ici moins de soixante

   Opposés a toute une armée
   Sa masse les écrasa
   La vie plutot que le courage
   Abandonna ces soldats Français
   Le 30 Avril 1863
   A leur memoire la patrie eleva ce monument
   (French: "Here there were less than sixty opposed to a whole army. Its numbers crushed them. Life rather than courage abandoned these French soldiers on April 30, 1863. In their memory, the motherland has erected this monument")

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ChristyBoyer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member  Traditional Artist
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Thanks for accepting me as a member.  However, your gallery will not let me submit to any folder except "featured."
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