A Horde of Rabbits Once Defeated Napoleon

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Date: July 12th, 2015

NapoleonNapoleon Bonaparte, the 19th century French military leader who seized power in France, conquered much of Europe and crowned himself emperor, was once attacked and defeated by a horde rabbits while hunting.

According to a 1901 report in Liverpool Herald, Napoleon’s embarrassing defeat started when he was invited to Baron Thiebault’s mansion one afternoon to hunt some rabbits for sport.

The hunt began when Thiebault unleashed hundreds of rabbits for the party to track down.

All those rabbits, which should have scattering themselves to escape being shot, suddenly faced about, and in an instant the whole bunch flung itself upon Napoleon.  More

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