Category Archives: Camerone

Joyeux Camerone 2017!

Happy Camerone Day!  1.  Videos.  Here are a couple of Camerone related videos with the first posted today from the 13th DBLE who recently returned to France last year after decades overseas (since it’s creation in 1940).  The second is … Continue reading

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Joyeux Camerone!

Camerone Day! Camerone Day is the sacred day of the French Foreign Legion.  It is celebrated by legionnaires wherever they may be in the world.  It commemorates the 1863 battle in Mexico when 63 men of the 3rd Company of … Continue reading

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Camerone 2015

“They were here less than sixty, opposed by an army.  Its mass crushed them.  Life, not honor, abandoned these French soldiers, April 30, 1863.” Well, Camerone Day again…bonne fête! Here are some related items presented in a hodgepodge manner. 1.  … Continue reading

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Camarón Day 2014!

Well 30 April has finally arrived.  Camarón Day, where 151 years ago the French Foreign Legion fought it’s most epic and eternally celebrated battle–La Bataille de Camerone. Since I usually post Foreign Legion related odds and ends (a hodgepodge) at the … Continue reading

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Uniforms of the Mexican Campaign

This post is a little bit late for Camerone Day but better late than never. I came across some very nice color uniform prints of French and Mexican military uniforms worn in the Mexican Campaign (or what is often called … Continue reading

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Camerone for Kids

Something different today.  Below are some black and white images you can print off for the kids to practice their coloring skills.  Crayons.  Colored Pencils.  MS Paint.  Their choice.  I found most of these in great book French Foreign Legion: … Continue reading

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Camerone 1863 – 2013

To all who currently serve in the Foreign Legion, to the veterans of the Foreign Legion, to those who have served in the Foreign Legion throughout history since 1831 and in memory of the 36,000 legionnaires who died serving France….I … Continue reading

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Camerone Websites

I’ve assembled several links to various websites below that address the Battle of Camerone and the French Campaign in Mexico. Camerone Day.  This is an amazing blog that has been fully devoted to recreating and war gaming the Battle of … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge 2

A couple more quick items to share…. 1.  150th Anniversary of the Battle of Camerone.  Just a reminder that 30 April is only 10 days away.  Camerone Day is the sacred day of the Foreign Legion and this year should … Continue reading

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Noteworthy Blog: Camerone Day

Camerone Day Blog Not sure how I missed this back in my Camerone posts of 30 April.  This blog displays one of the nicest and largest miniature recreations of the Battle of Camerone that I’ve seen and contains an extensive … Continue reading

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