French Mexican expedition

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an attempt to counter Protestant Anglo-Saxon influence in the Americas that gave birth to the term ‘Latin America’, and which included the battles of Puebla and Camerone, anniversaries still celebrated by Mexico and the French Foreign Legion.


Subjects: Military History.

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