Friday, December 18, 2009

Naploeon Was Buried Here

Went to Les Invalides this morning to see the WW 1 & 2 exhibits as well as Napoleon's tomb.  The exhibits were very moving.  Especially seeing a soldier's trenchcoat still covered in mud from the trenches of WWI and a WW2 pilots' beat up stuffed animal owl that he carried with him when he flew. They recovered it off his body.
Then I went to see Napoleon.  Similar to the Unknown Soldier tombs there is no name engraved on his, but in Napoleon's case it is because he is SO famous he does not need it. The whole enclosure was built to house his tomb it seems.

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