Bernardo O’Higgins, Freedom Fighter 1817

On February 8, 1817, Jose de San Martin, Bernardo O’Higgins, and their army completed their heroic twenty-one day journey across the Andes Mountains from Argentina to Chile.  The freedom-fighters were determined to liberate Chile from royalist Spanish rule.  Casualties were terribly high; one-third of the 4,000 men that Martin commanded perished during the journey.
El 8 de febrero de 1817, José de San Martín, Bernardo O’Higgins y su ejército completó su heroico viaje veintiún días a través de la Cordillera de los Andes desde Argentina a Chile. Los combatientes de la libertad-estaban decididos a liberar a Chile del dominio español monárquico. Las bajas fueron terriblemente alto, un tercio de los 4.000 hombres que Martín mandó perecieron durante el viaje.

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