Category: Cold War

Digging graves for fallen soldiers on the pi…

Digging graves for fallen soldiers on the pit at

Điện Biên Phủ

entrenched camp, 1954.

During Operation Condor, soldiers from the “…

During Operation Condor, soldiers from the “Crèvecœur” column take a break in the middle of the bush near

Điện Biên Phủ, 1954.

M36 Jackson Tank Destroyers in French service …

M36 Jackson Tank Destroyers in French service during the First Indochina War,

Hòa Bình, 16th March 1953.

Young guerrillas wear grenades at their belt…

Young guerrillas wear grenades at their belts, preparing to fight the encroaching Viet Minh forces in the Red River Delta, northern Vietnam, 1954.

Soldiers from 6th BPC (6th Colonial Parachuti…

Soldiers from 6th BPC (6th Colonial Parachutists Battalion) preparing an attack against Viet Minh Forces at Tú Lệ outpost.

French M24 Chaffee tanks in Hanoi, 1951.

French M24 Chaffee tanks in Hanoi, 1951.

French troops convoy on the road between Hanoi…

French troops convoy on the road between Hanoi and

Lạng Sơn, 1950.

Lunch break for the men of a platoon of the 5t…

Lunch break for the men of a platoon of the 5th RC (Regiment of Cuirassiers) during a mission in the plain of Jars.

Armed jeeps of a squadron of the 5th RC (Regi…

Armed jeeps of a squadron of the 5th RC (Regiment of Cuirassiers) during a mission in the plain of Jars.

Two assault boats from Naval Assault Division …

Two assault boats from Naval Assault Division during a patrol or escort mission on the Bassac river.