Author: Our Forgotten Wars

120 mm mortar fired by the 1st CEPML (1st Fore…

120 mm mortar fired by the 1st CEPML (1st Foreign Parachute Heavy Mortar Company) during Operation Castor, 1953.

Arrival of French troops in Indochina via Sai…

Arrival of French troops in Indochina via Saigon pier harbor,

November 8th, 1953.

French troops surrendering to the Vietminh for…

French troops surrendering to the Vietminh forces at Dien Bien Phu. May 7, 1954.

Hmong fighters who were financed by France to …

Hmong fighters who were financed by France to fight Viet Minh, Laos 1953.

A French soldier sitting with his Browning M19…

A French soldier sitting with his Browning M1919 machine gun at a post looking across the border of China,

April 1950.

A FM 24/29 light machine gun propped up on t…

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FM 24/29 light machine gun propped up on the wall of a fortified outpost used by the French Foreign Legion, French Indochina, 1954.

Soldiers stand within a long, narrow trench, s…

Soldiers stand within a long, narrow trench, surrounded by debris and baskets filled with gravel, during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu,

13th March 1954, Vietnam.

Colonel Dodelier on an M24 Chaffee reconnaissa…

Colonel Dodelier on an M24 Chaffee reconnaissance tank of the 2nd Armored Group during Operation Lorraine,

November 3, 1952.

Viet Minh Weapons seized during operation Lorr…

Viet Minh Weapons seized during operation Lorraine, on display in Hanoi,

November 23, 1952.

A Vietnamese guard attached to the French All…

A Vietnamese guard attached to the French Allied Command, armed with french MAT 49 Submachine gun, at his post on a military base. May, 1954.