Category: french army

Troops at their observation post at the camp, …

Troops at their observation post at the camp, Dien Bien Phu, 1954.

Assembly of M24 Chaffee tanks of the 1st RCC b…

Assembly of M24 Chaffee tanks of the 1st RCC by Legionnaires of the 2nd CREBLE (Foreign Legion Armored Vehicle Repair Company) after parachuting into separated parts.

A french parachutist from 8th BPC (Colonial Pa…

A french parachutist from 8th BPC (Colonial Parachute Battalion), gets ready to fire just after being dropped, his parachute still on the ground beside him.

Vietnamese paratroopers of the 6th BPC (Coloni…

Vietnamese paratroopers of the 6th BPC (Colonial Parachute Battalion) join their unit after reducing the last posts of Viet Minh resistance, during operation Castor at Dien Bien Phu, 1953.

Carrying a 75 mm recoilless gun, two legionnai…

Carrying a 75 mm recoilless gun, two legionnaires of the 1st BEP (Foreign Battalion of Parachutists) cross the Nam Yum on a makeshift bridge, at Dien Bien Phu, during operation Castor.

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.

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.