Who was Jean Danjou?

Introduction Jean Danjou (15 April 1828 to 30 April 1863) was a decorated captain in the French Foreign Legion. He commanded the two lieutenants and 62 legionnaires who fought the legendary Battle of Camarón during the French intervention in Mexico, during which he was killed. Education Jean Danjou was born in Chalabre, he enrolled in… Read More

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What was the Battle of Camaron (1863)?

Introduction The Battle of Camarón (French: Bataille de Camerone) which occurred over ten hours on 30 April 1863 between the French Foreign Legion and the Mexican army, is regarded as a defining moment in the Foreign Legion’s history. A small infantry patrol, led by Captain Jean Danjou and Lieutenants Clément Maudet and Jean Vilain, numbering… Read More