Tuesday, 6 July 2010

The Age of Bazaine

Holding every rank in the French army from fusilier to Marshal we could easily categorize the period of the 19th century as typified by this man. Fought in the Algeria, Crimea, Italy and Mexico. He was made a scapegoat for the disaster of 1870-1 but escaped to Spain. He is revered to this day by the Foreign Legion who recognised him as a man of courage.

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