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Girona Defeats Napoleon: Adventure-a-Day #22

Two hundred years ago, the French laid siege to the Catalonian city of Girona for months. In September 1809 the attackers found a break in the city wall and stormed in. They didn’t get far.

Tonight I watched a re-enactment of Girona’s moment of glory: the day they defeated Napoleon’s army. It was a short-lived victory, but a memorable one.

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I love the idea of these children of Girona learning their history in the very streets where it happened.

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