In memoriam : SM Benjamin Bourdet (Commando Jaubert / COS)
In memoriam : SC Gilles Paulin (1er RPIMa / COS)
Philippe Kieffer, chef des commandos de la France Libre. L'homme est notamment connu pour avoir mené la seule unité française le jour J. Benjamin Massieu consacre aussi une place aux autres vies de ce militaire, avant et après-guerre.
As the final French troops left Algiers they manned the sides of their naval transports to give one final salute. Figures in this photo are troopers of 1st Spahi.
An invalid soldier stands beside a cannon in Paris, 1923. Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic
French Soldier from a Moroccan Tirailleurs unit .WW1. Tirailleur literally means a shooting skirmisher in French from tir—shot. The term dates back to the Napoleonic period where it was used to designate light infantry trained to skirmish ahead of the main columns. Subsequently "tirailleurs" was used by the French Army as a designation for infantry recruited in the French colonial territories during the 19th and 20th centuries or for metropolitan units serving in a light infantry role.
#SEALOfHonor .... Honoring Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy who selflessly sacrificed his life eleven years ago today in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings for our great Country on June 28, 2005. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten. http://www.iraqwarheroes.org/murphym.htm