Local pupils reenact victory over Britain

The event was to pay tribute to military historian Bernando de Galvez

LAST UPDATED: 7 Jun, 2017 @ 12:22
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PUPILS at a school in Axarquia restaged an 18th-century victory over the British to celebrate a famous Viceroy born in Malaga.
Students at CEIP Custodio Puga dressed up in traditional attire to reenact the 1781 Siege of Pensacola, when British troops were defeated by the US.

The event was held to pay homage to military historian Bernando de Galvez, who led the Spanish forces against Britain during the Revolutionary War.

He later became the 61st Viceroy of New Spain (north of present Panama) and even attended July 4 parades with George Washington.

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  1. As Boulder says, so what?
    I remember re-enacting Drake and the Armada at school. If the school wants to teach the kids about the vitally important battle of Pepsicola, let them.

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