Category: First Indochina War

Soldiers of the French-Indochinese Union arm…

Soldiers of the French-Indochinese Union army return enemy fire on the shell-blasted battlefield around the garrison and fortress of Dien Bien Phu, on April 4, 1954.

Captured French soldiers from the Battle of Di…

Captured French soldiers from the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, escorted by Vietnamese troops, walk to a POW camp, 1954.

A unit of North Vietnamese communist fighter…

A unit of North Vietnamese communist fighters, armed with captured MAS-36 rifles, 1953.

Anything on the french foreign legion?

Anything on the french foreign legion?

First Indochina War

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Algeria

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French 1er REC in action in swamp areas of Southern Indochina…

French 1er REC in action in swamp areas of Southern Indochina

French soldiers fight off a Viet Minh ambush, 1952

French soldiers fight off a Viet Minh ambush, 1952

Vietnamese machine gun crew at the battle of Dien Bien Phu, 1954

Vietnamese machine gun crew at the battle of Dien Bien Phu, 1954

French machine gun posts guard a road during the Battle of…

French machine gun posts guard a road during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, 1954

A French M24 Chaffee crosses a bridge in French Indo-China

A French M24 Chaffee crosses a bridge in French Indo-China

A French soldier wounded at Luang Prabang, being carried to an…

A French soldier wounded at Luang Prabang, being carried to an army helicopter to Hanoi. May, 1954.