The symbolic character of the Corsican identity had known how to create in some 13 years elements structured by a nation. Since Corte by drafting a constitution stemming from philosophic ideas of the Age of the Enlightenment, he dreamed of an independent island.
This government of the father of the nation sest collapsed in front of France (and his army) which had taken back the "management" of Corsica in the ruined genoas.
Photo taken on the beach of Santa Giulia, near Porto-Vecchio.
The Nazis were chased away by Corsica in 1943.
I am always amazed at the longevity of its military "constructions" built so not enough time.