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Archives du mois de April 2015

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- 04 -282015

“One hundred years of photography in the French Armed Forces”. Fithteenth episode. Desert Storm and Opération Daguet.

On 2 August 1990, Iraq launched a military operation against its neighbour, Kuwait, resulting in a seven-month occupation that was condemned by all the great world powers. An international coalition led by the USA was […]

- 04 -242015

“One hundred years of photography in the French Armed Forces”. Fourteenth episode. The Beirut Barracks Bombings, October 23, 1983 by Joël Brun

The Lebanese civil war had already be going on for seven years when the west intervened in Beirut in 1982, as part of a UN peacekeeping force. On the morning of 23 October 1983, the […]

- 04 -212015

“One hundred years of photography in the French Armed Forces”. Thirteenth episode. Marc Flament: the Algerian War at the heart of military operations

Born in Bordeaux in 1929, Marc Flament enlisted in the army at the age of eighteen and joined the colonial parachutists in French Indochina until 1956. During these years, he produced many cartoons tor the […]

- 04 -172015

“One hundred years of photography in the French Armed Forces”. Twelfth episode. Marc Flandrois, a war photographer both in operations and on the fringe of operations.

Enlisting at the age of nineteen, Marc Flandrois fought in Korea and French Indochina before becoming a photographer in Germany and joining the armed forces film service (SCA) in 1956. An experienced reporter, he was […]

- 04 -142015

“One hundred years of photography in the French Armed Forces”. Eleventh episode. Claude Cuny : propaganda through photography and the Algeria War.

Images were a vital issue in the Algerian war. On the French side, the conflict was widely photographed by the army’s official staff and presented as an operation to maintain order and protect the people […]

- 04 -102015

“One hundred years of photography in the French Armed Forces”. Tenth episode. War photographers Jean Péraud and Daniel Camus in Diên Biên Phu.

The battle of Dien Bien Phu began on 13 March 1954. Under cover of the press information service (SPI) in French Indochina, two reporters from armed forces film service (SCA), Jean Péraud and Daniel Camus, […]

- 04 -092015

Official opening of the special exhibition Churchill – de Gaulle

Yesterday, Mr. Jean-Marc Todeschini, Secretary of State for Veterans and Historical Memory attached to the Minister of National Defence and Major General Christian Baptiste, Director of the Musée de l’Armée, launched the special exhibition Churchill […]

- 04 -092015

The statue of Napoleon I returns “home” to the Invalides !

After 282 days in “exile”, the fully restored bronze statue of Napoleon I in his campaign coat by Charles-Emile Seurre was reinstalled in the Court of Honour of the Hôtel national des Invalides. You are […]

- 04 -072015

Two exceptional tanks for the special exhibition “Churchill – de Gaulle” !

Two WWII tanks arrived in the Hotel national des Invalides’ north entrance to mark the opening on 10 April of the special exhibition Churchill-de Gaulle. British Infantry Tank Matilda Mark II and French heavy tank […]

- 04 -072015

“One hundred years of photography in the French Armed Forces”. Ninth episode. Paul Corcuff, war photographer in French Indochina.

Between 1946 and 1954, France, supported by the USA, fought the Viet Minh independence forces in French Indochina, who were backed by the People’s Republic of China from 1949 onwards. For tens of thousands of […]

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