Arguably the greatest drummer boy in history, André Estienne served valiantly in Napoleon Bonaparte’s army during the Battle of the Bridge of Arcole (1796). With drum held high and a sudden swelling of courage in his heart he lead the battalion’s charge across the river. The capturing of the bridge lead to a crushing defeat which crippled the Austrian army. He became immortalized as the Le Petit Tambour d’Arcole and lives on in the Pantheon on the Arc de Triomphe. This was all true prior to April 15th. André Estienne just got BTFO by David Nollac, aka Based Drummer Boy (feature-length profile coming soon).
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