Photographer's Note

This "soldier" of a day was "playing" with his buddies the figurines under a tent displayed near the beach ( the battlefield). Waiting for the live demo to end so that he could explain children the role of horsemen in the battles.

But doesn't he look like a child himself?

I post a pic of a child to make a parallel if you don't mind ;o)

I'll never understand why children like playing with fake guns seeing themselves as small soldiers...why when they grow older, they play with videogame of war simulation and for the older ones or maybe the more meticulous, patient and passionate, why they play with figurines of ancient armies...
War is not a game, war is pain, war is sorrow, but it seems fascinating...mostly for boys and men...
As a girl I guess I could never understand it.


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After a period of exile spent in Elbe island, the fallen Emperor Napoleon land on the 1st of March 1815 from the "Inconstant" schooner at Golfe Juan. He'll reach Paris in 20 days and be welcomed as a Hero on his way by the armies sent by Louis XVIII to stop and arrest him.
The Napoleon route (N85) is today very busy and allow reaching Grenoble from Cannes by car, passing by all the villages where Napoleon went through.
This journey is called the Eagle flight (Le vol de l'aigle). It comes from a famous Napoleon statement " L’Aigle volera de clocher en clocher jusqu’aux tours de Notre-Dame".


On the 1st of March the Golfe-Juan city that saw Napoleon land organised an historical manifestion with a battle simulation where Napoleon soldiers fought against foreign soldiers.

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