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On This Day… The Man Who Wouldn’t Be Beaten!

Written by: George Chittenden : 21 Sep 2019

It was on this day, 26th February, back in 1815 when Napoleon Bonaparte set sail from Elba in an incredibly ambitious attempt to re-take Europe. Less than a year earlier he’d been forced to abdicate the French throne, and was exiled to Elba, a small Mediterranean island 260 km south of France and 10 km west of the Italian coastline.

Setting sail Napoleon’s flotilla carried only around 1000 soldiers, yet he still managed to regain the French crown! Historians say that Napoleon left Elba not to save France, but to save himself from oblivion.

Of course, the military leader, would once again face exile in 1815 following the Battle of Waterloo, but this time to an island far from the shores of Europe. St Helena is a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean and was home to Napoleon until his death on May 5th, 1821.

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