Wednesday 13 February 2013

(FFL Month) The Battle of Puebla

Looking for some online uniform information on Republican forces during the Maximilian Affair I came across part of a Mexican drama entitled Batalla 5 de Mayo about the Battle of Puebla, when the Republicans defeated the French interventionist army.

I won't vouch for the accuracy of the uniforms but the film does have a nice feel to it, even if I couldn't understand most of it (my Spanish is very poor). It is quite inspiring and it is a shame that the war is such a poor relative of the War Between the States across the Rio Grande from a wargames point of view (the uniforms are much nicer!)

1 comment:

  1. Not bad. But my Spanish isn't great either. I'd have enjoyed it a lot more if it was.