The napoleonic militias
The Madonna celebrations of Aquila and Ponto Valentino and the San Giovanni of Leontica, in Valley Blenio, feature the Napoleonic Militia. The fictional army (officers, bishops, tambourine men, fusiliers, all in old costumes) attend the religious ceremonies and perform parades. Its origins lay many, many years ago, following the disastrous Russian Napoleonic campaign of 1812 in which six thousand ...
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