Which battle does the French Foreign Legion celebrate each year?

battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)
battle of Borodino (Russia)
battle of the Somme (France)
the battle of Camarón (Mexico)
On 30 April 1863 a small infantry patrol of French Foreign Legion, num­ber­ing 62 soldiers and three officers was attacked and besieged by a force that may have even­tu­al­ly reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry. They made a de­fen­sive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, with a plan to occupy Mexican forces to prevent attacks against the nearby French supply convoy. Only two le­gion­naires sur­vived, but they stopped Mexicans for the whole day and reached their goal.

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battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)
battle of Borodino (Russia)
battle of the Somme (France)
the battle of Camarón (Mexico)
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flagBelgium
13%
0%
26%
60%
15
flagNorway
14%
7%
21%
57%
14
flagRussia
33%
8%
8%
50%
12
flagCanada
11%
15%
30%
42%
26
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
14%
32%
40%
197
flagthe United States
10%
9%
39%
39%
266
flagGermany
8%
7%
43%
38%
113
flagAustralia
14%
14%
35%
35%
14
flagPoland
13%
10%
43%
32%
7781
flagthe Netherlands
16%
12%
40%
32%
25
flagSweden
15%
5%
50%
30%
20
flagFrance
14%
8%
50%
26%
34
flagItaly
8%
16%
50%
25%
24
flagUnknown
16%
10%
51%
20%
671
flagIndia
12%
21%
46%
15%
32
flagRepublic of Ireland
10%
10%
63%
15%
19
flagUkraine
30%
10%
50%
10%
10

Gender

men27%
women30%
battle of Yu Oc (Vietnam)
15%
11%
battle of Borodino (Russia)
11%
13%
battle of the Somme (France)
45%
45%
the battle of Camarón (Mexico)
27%
30%

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