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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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  3. W.G.Ewald

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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Funny that the Mexicans celebrate a failed siege attempt with a small force as a national holiday when the next attempt to take Puebla was completely successful. It isn't so easy to take a series of fortresses without the right equipment and you never here Mexicans talk about it or their total defeat to French forces. They were conquered and the only thing that got France out was a huge standing American army ready to declare war.
     
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    And celebrated in the US

    Maybe the Americans have the same feeling as the British towards the French? Who knows?

    After all, the French has never identified with anyone, they being fiercely nationalistic and a tad bit too proud of the culture!

    From the account above, did the Mexicans fail?
     
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    I think it is more celebrated in the US than Mexico.
     
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    It's just an excuse to drink here :drunk::drunk:
     
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    This holiday is almost unknown in Mexico (except in Puebla itself) but celebrated nation-wide in the U.S. by Mexican-Americans.
     
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    Many people celebrate here in North Carolina.

    An opportune moment for Corona with some lime, or perhaps Modelo. :)
     
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    Events after the battle

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