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Daemon
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Colombia Battle of Boyacá Day

Colombia, known as New Granada in the early part of the 19th century, was then ruled by Spain. Simón Bolívar, the leader of the independence movement in South America, began a military campaign to liberate Colombia in 1817. He achieved a major victory at the Battle of Boyacá on August 7, 1819, when he surprised the Spanish forces crossing a bridge and routed them. Colombians celebrate this national holiday with parades and festivals throughout the country. Ceremonies take place at the cemeteries where the fallen soldiers of the battle are buried. More...
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The Boyaca bridge crucial in the Battle of Boyacá.


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Shame on Spain.

That is not much of a bridge.
NeuroticHellFem
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Well, monamagda, it's your day! Congratulations Colombia! This sounds like the equivalent of ANZAC Day in Australia & New Zealand (probably the most highly regarded holiday in Australia).
monamagda
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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Well, monamagda, it's your day! Congratulations Colombia! This sounds like the equivalent of ANZAC Day in Australia & New Zealand (probably the most highly regarded holiday in Australia).





THANK NEUROTIC!! You really kind.
monamagda
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Gary98 wrote:
Shame on Spain.

That is not much of a bridge.



In 1819..... it was.
Gary98
Posted: Saturday, August 8, 2015 12:03:42 AM

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monamagda wrote:
Gary98 wrote:
Shame on Spain.

That is not much of a bridge.



In 1819..... it was.


I mean the bridge seems more symbolic than useful. Soldiers can cross the river from the side of the bridge easily. Not sure what equipment must use the bridge to cross. At least it takes less time to cross over the bridge.
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