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On the battlefield...

This one was taken a few centuries ago ;0) when the loudest sound people could hear was thunder.

At that time all the battles began with canon salvos to frighten if not terrify enemy soldiers.

Indeed, most soldiers were enrolled very young and came from the countryside where they lived in a quiet environment (in regard of my first sentence).

Many of them not to go to war and be "chair à canon" (litteraly canon flesh), mutilate themselves by pulling out their teeth (mandatory to open ball cartridge), or cutting their finger (the one used to pull the trigger), and so on.



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ABOUT THE THEME

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".

ABOUT THE MOMENT

Last week-end 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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