Sunday, August 31, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The leader gave us an explanation while the soldiers acted out the maneuvers.
The Roman solider, on the left, had cheek protectors on his helmet.
But basically, they had all the same equipment. This soldier wears a coat of mail. Each solider had to furnish his own equipment.
The Romans dug ditches, made ramparts, made three moats around the perimeter, and were professional soldiers. The Gauls were peasants, in separate tribes, disorganized and quarreled with each other. Even their great numbers could not defeat the Romans.It was all fascinating, especially as we were on the battlefield itself.
Poached egg in a wine and vegetable sauce, with bread.
Taking a tea and dessert break in Flavigny, the town where the little Anis candies are made. And the movie Chocolate was filmed.
Relaxing in Darcy park, Dijon.
Having dinner with my French friend, Herve.