Limbé Essential Factor in French Defeat

Limbé Essential Factor in French Defeat

Limbé's part in the struggle for Haiti's freedom from French rule is owing to its location. Situated in Limbé Valley, the embracing mountains gave the slaves living there a cloak of privacy, necessary to build their army without discovery.

Limbé slaves crossed the mountains to meet with other slaves residing below Limbé. They developed camaraderie with one another and used Limbé as a preparation area for their assault upon French forces.

They were successful in driving the French out of Cap-Haitien in 1803.

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