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Mémorial Français

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Hidden : 1/11/2014
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[SV] En snabb och enkel cache placerad i närheten av den franska minnesstenen i Bomarsund.
[EN] A quick and easy cache placed nearby the French memorial stone in Bomarsund.
[FR] Un cache rapide et facile près du mémorial français à Bomarsund.

[SV] Den 8:e augusti 1854, under slaget om Bomarsund, landsteg 12 000 franska soldater söder i Tranvik och norr i Hulta. Rakt västerut om Bomarsundsfästningen vid Finby möttes de två landsatta styrkorna och upprättade ett läger.

Attacken mot fästningen startade den 13:e augusti klockan 04.00 på morgonen. Redan tre dagar senare, den 16:e augusti, hade den ryska kommendanten Bodisco kapitulerat. Det har uppskattats att bara 21 franska soldater dog under själva striderna. Men en koleraepidemi bröt ut i det franska lägret och skördade 556 offer. Minnesstenen är placerad öster om Finby och på vägen mot Bomarsund. Den har rests för att hedra de 577 franska soldater som dog här under dessa dagar.


[EN] 8th of August 1854, during the Battle of Bomarsund, 12.000 French soldiers disembarked south in Tranvik and north in Hulta. Straight to the west of the Bomarsund fortress at the village of Finby the two landed forces met and set up a camp.

The attack on the fortress began at 13th of August at 04.00 in the morning. Already three days later, on 16th of August, the Russian commander Bodisco capitulated. It is estimated that only 21 French soldiers died during the actual battle. But an epidemic of cholera broke out in the French camp and killed 556 victims. The memorial stone is placed east of Finby on the way to Bomarsund. It has been raised to honor the 577 French soldiers who died here during these days.


[FR] Le 8 août 1854, pendant la bataille de Bomarsund, 12.000 soldats français ont débarqué en même temps au Sud à Tranvik, et au Nord à Hulta. Directement à l'Ouest de la forteresse Bomarsund, au village de Finby, les deux forces se sont retrouvés afin d'installer leur camp.

L'attaque de la forteresse commença le 13 août à 4h du matin. 3 jours plus tard, le 16 août, le commandant Russe Bodisco capitula. Il est estimé que seulement 21 soldats français mourrurent pendant la bataille. Cependant, une épidémie de cholera s'abattu sur le camps français et fit 556 victimes. Le mémorial est placé à l'Est de Finby en direction de Bomarsund et a été érigé en honneur aux 577 soldats français qui mourrurent.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[SV] Gn ra svxn!

[EN] Gnxr n pbssrr oernx!

[FR] Cerarm har crgvgr cnhfr pnsé!

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