Vétérinaire en chef, Service vétérinaire des armées de Metz, Caserne Ney, CS 30001, 57044 Metz Cedex 1
In 1814, as the allied armies were about to invade France, pupils of the Alfort Veterinary School were formed into an infantry battalion. Known as the “Alfort battalion”, this battalion became renowned for having defended the bridge of Charenton in the battle of Paris on 30 march 1814. The author describes the creation of the battalion, the battle of the Charenton bridge and the losses suffered by the battalion.
Ref. : Bull.soc.fr.hist.méd.sci.vét., 2014, 14 : 139-168