The Mexicans were underdogs on May 5, 1862. The French military outnumbered them in both men and weaponry. The fate of Puebla looked bleak. Grenades fell on the town as the French tried desperately to enter. But a small band of Mexicans held firm and fought with courage and valor.
Eventually, the French were forced to retreat. The underdogs had won the day, and the bells of Puebla rang loud and true that night.
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