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A few words on: Napoleon and St Helena

This was the last island he would know to end his impossible oriental dream.

As big as central Paris, St Helena is not exactly the horrible desert rock that his faithful followers wished us to believe. It is indeed one of the most isolated islands in the world, lost in the middle of the South Atlantic, at 1900k from the African coast and 3500k from Brazil.     Napoléon (from Vescovato page)
A magnificent island, 20kx15k and extremely varied with valleys and micro climates.
While most of the 4.200 inhabitants live around the tiny capitol of Jamestown, the southeastern slope remains the most tormented – exposed to prevailing winds.
Unfortunately for Napoléon, this is where he resided on the Longwood plateau, bathing daily in clouds, mist and rain...
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