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Articles du mot-clés « Infantry »

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- 05 -082018

« A dedicated life », episode 28: Words of Companions…

Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914-2007, FFI leader) “My father volunteered in the second class infantry and was killed in early 1915. I never knew him at all. And I now realise that although I had no father […]

- 05 -012018

« A dedicated life », episode 26: The 118 Companions of the Liberation in the Great War

Taken as a whole, the 118 future Companions of the Liberation who fought in the Great War exhibit truly spectacular characteristics in at least two areas. Firstly, the very high rate of volunteers, 40% compared […]

- 04 -052018

« A dedicated life », episode 19: Raoul Magrin-Vernerey, dit Monclar

Birth: 7 February 1892 Death: 3 June 1964 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 1st June 1943 Having graduated from Saint-Cyr on the eve of the war, he took part in most of the […]

- 03 -062018

« A dedicated », episode 10: Pierre Fourcaud

Birth: 27 March 1898 Death: 2 May 1998 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 25 March 1943 After volunteering at the age of 18, he went to the frontline in Verdun with the 116th […]

- 02 -202018

« A dedicated life », episode 6: Eugène Chavant

Birth: 12 février 1894 Death: 28 janvier 1969 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 20 November 1944 After being mobilised with the army in 1912, he went to the frontline in summer 1914 with […]

- 02 -062018

« A dedicated life », episode 2: Henri Adeline

Birth: 8 May 1898 Death: 1 May 1971 Companion of the Liberation – Decree of 28 May 1945 Born in Verdun, Lorraine, he chose a military career and joined the army at the age of 18 […]

- 04 -062017

Lafayette, We Are Here! : episode 12

The First U.S. Troops Arrive in France At Long Last, They Are Here ! On 28 June 1917, the First Expeditionary Division, later designated 1st Infantry Division and soon to become known as “The Big […]

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