Today is the 150th anniversary of the action at Camerone in Mexico.
A company of the Foreign Legion were defending a resupply mission and were attacked by a much larger Mexican force. Only two legionnaires survived. One of the great legends of the FFL that added greatly to their esprit de corps.
A full but short account of the action can be found at seanlinnane.blogspot.com. or monlegionnaire.wordpress.com.