Photos The French In Indochina

Wounded 2e BEP légionnaire being evacuated by a Hiller 360 helicopter during Operation Brochet, September 1953.
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A 2e BEP command post was installed in a village. Among the equipment attached to the cabin, there is a US M1A1 folding stock rifle and an SCR 536 transceiver. A radio operator (standing) provides service to the PRC 10 transceiver station, which he carries on his back.
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A 2nd class legionary-paratrooper, originally from Hanoi, of the 2nd CIPLE (2nd Compagnie Indochinoise Parachutiste de la Légion Étrangère / 2nd Indochinese Parachutist Company of the Foreign Legion), the company of native substitutes. He is dressed in a British "windproof" M1942 camouflage jacket, scaled and locally modified to his lower stature, nicknamed "peau de saucisson" ("sausage skin"). His US M1 helmet is modified "EO" (Extrême-Orient / Far East) by the addition of a locally produced jugular, making it suitable for skydiving.
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Legionaries of the 3rd battalion of the 5th REI during the operation. In the foreground, a legionnaire carries an OF 37 offensive grenade on his belt and a MAS 36 rifle over his shoulder. Behind him is a legionary with the venerable MAT-49 .
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During the operation, 2E BEP legionnaires advance through a paddy field. The first carries his submachine gun in the "safe" position (magazine folded to prevent an accidental burst) and tucked a pack of cigarettes under his helmet's camouflage rubber band, instead of the usual bandage pack. He is followed by a marine machine gun with type 1924/29 Châttellerault .
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Crossing a stream by parachutists from the 2nd BEP in the Hung Yen sector during the operation, the man from the center carries the MAS 36 CR39 parachute rifle with a folding stock .
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The tail of the same group crossing a stone marker in the stream.
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Paratroopers from the 2e BEP advance through the rice paddies.
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2e BEP legionnaires present a rudimentary but effective trap by Viêt-Minh, of which one has just been the victim: a board in which steel nails are nailed to the bottom of a hole dug under the water of a rice field or stream. Surprised as he went, the soldier heavily impales his foot on the ends, designed to aggravate the injury and prevent the device from being removed by simple traction.
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Trap with 15cm steel tips, developed by Viêt-Minh. The legionary posing next to him is wearing the famous French Pataugas jungle boots.
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Some awesome pics BZ -- thank you much!

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2e BEP legionnaires present a rudimentary but effective trap by Viêt-Minh, of which one has just been the victim: a board in which steel nails are nailed to the bottom of a hole dug under the water of a rice field or stream. Surprised as he went, the soldier heavily impales his foot on the ends, designed to aggravate the injury and prevent the device from being removed by simple traction.
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Trap with 15cm steel tips, developed by Viêt-Minh. The legionary posing next to him is wearing the famous French Pataugas jungle boots.
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nva make biology weapon by coat S**t at shape trap make for disease!
 
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not never known combat situation in indochina in china land!?
pic from wiki
 
The soldiers of the 2nd BM / 1er RTA advance towards the Ninh-Binh cliff in Tonquim in May 1951.
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A tirailleur NCO of the 5th company, 2e BM/1er RTA, cautiously approaches a cave entrance in the Ninh-Binh rocky cliffs, Tonkin, May 1951.
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The tirailleurs launch themselves towards the rock in successive moves by fire and movement.
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A tirailleur provides fire support with the Châtellerault 24/29 machine gun.
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The skirmishers of the 5th company climb to the top of one of the rocks. The posts called "rock" and "small rock" will be taken in three minutes. Viêt-Minh, surprised by the strong French reaction, lost a hundred dead and fifteen prisoners, 101 rifles, 26 submachine guns, 3 mortars, 6 machine-gun rifles and a machine gun.
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A second lieutenant followed by his section advances cautiously in the retaken site of the Viêt-Minh troops, they will discover the body of Lieutenant Bernard de Lattre de Tassigny, son of the general.
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The "Turks" (traditional nickname of the Algerian tirailleurs) of the 2e BM / 1er RTA advance under cover during the counter attack on Ninh-Binh. Ahead, a soldier armed with a MAS 36 rifle.
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Among the tirulles is Lieutenant Marengo, at the command of the 5th company, and identifiable thanks to the cane that his soldiers nicknamed "mansuétude" and from which he never separated. On July 14, 1951 in Hanoi, he was awarded a citation to the Order of the Army by General de Lattre de Tassigny.
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The last Viêt-Minh defenders on the Ninh-Binh cliff are captured by the 2nd BM / 1er RTA tirailleurs.
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not never known combat situation in indochina in china land!?
pic from wiki
china land ? there were no conflict in china that involved the French , but Vietminh did send troop to china to help the Mao force fight the KMT in yun nan ( van nam in vietnamese )region btw your map is wrong phu quoc is Vietnam island not Cambodian , btw Vietnam own Ha Tien partly thanks to Siamese ( aka your ancestor :) ) Siamese at that time threat to invade ha tien and kill Mac Cuu a Chinese general ( he ming royalist aka minh huong in vietnamese language )who was gift the land to governor by Cambodian King , to defend his people and his family he decide to plegde royal to the Nguyen Lord and give the ha tien land to them in return for protection , to this day there a statute of Mac cuu in ha tien city and there are festival to remember him in the city , the guy consider the found father of ha tien and was remember by Vietnamese/Chinese in ha tien , while hate by Cambodian
 
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This started as mop-up operation carried out by the 22e BTA (22e Bataillon de Tirailleurs Algériens / 22nd Algerian Shooting-Skirmisher Battalion), from 6 to 8 October 1950, launched following the footsteps of an enemy formation that massacred the garrison of a small post of observation in the region of Tra Vinh, in Cochinchina (Southern Vietnam).

The battalion excavated the ruins of the post towers that the Viet-Minh blew up, finding political leaflets from the Viet-Minh commissariat. The battalion advanced through rice fields and undergrowth to a suspicious point, where a violent and very up-close Viet-Minh ambush began, but was stopped abruptly by the tirailleurs' response, ending in hand-to-hand combat.

The battalion regrouped, caring for the wounded, investigating Viet-Minh corpses, and interrogating Viet-Minh guerrillas taken prisoner. After a moment of rest, the battalion made its painful return through difficult terrain until it joined up with one of the RECs (Régiment Étranger de Cavalerie / Foreign Cavalry Regiment) equipped with amphibious Weasel M29C vehicles (called "Crabes" by the French), and finally their respective return to their base.


In the Tra Vinh region, the 22nd BTA tirailleurs search the ruins of a small observation post destroyed overnight by the Viet-Minh. In the foreground, a tirailleur armed with the MAS 38 submachine gun .
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Algerian Tirailleurs excavate the rubble from the small observation post. The soldiers, armed with MAS 36 rifles, prick the bayonet into the ground to probe the ground and stir the ashes carefully, as the presence of traps is likely.
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Vietnamese propaganda leaflets abandoned by a "Can Bo" (political commissioner in charge of indoctrination of the population) are seized by the soldiers of the 22nd BTA in the ruins of a small observation post in the region of Tra Vinh, to be forwarded to the battalion's intelligence officer .
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A company of Algerian tirailleurs from the 22e BTA is struggling through a rice paddy during the operation.
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The fire base of the combat group, armed with an FM Châtellerault 24/29, unleashes suppressive fire to break the assault of the Viet-Minh.
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The tirailleurs repel a frontal attack by Viet-Minh elements. A projectile (a rifle grenade) explodes in the rice field, raising a column of water.
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Algerian Tirailleurs are frontally assaulted and open fire to stop the attack of the "Du Kich" (Viet-Minh guerrillas) during a clash in Tra Vinh, October 1950. A French rifle grenade explodes close-by before hand-to-hand combat ensues.
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At the end of the brief but violent confrontation with Viêt-Minh, a 22nd BTA tirailleur quenches the thirst of one of his injured companions. The latter, lying on a stretcher and bandaged quickly, kept his MAS 38 submachine gun with him.
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While his comrades contemplate the extent of the damage, a 22e BTA tirailleur, armed with a MAS 36 rifle, remains covered and housed in the ruins of the destroyed small observation post, whose weak garrison has been slaughtered and the infrastructure dynamited or set on fire.
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@BravoZulu my grand father was a member of the so call du kich in the cuu long ( Mekong delta , aka tra vinh , vinh long , can tho , ... region ) they are not really du kich ( militia ) but a well train unit , a core military unit of Vietminh , they were nightmare to the French in the region , ambushing and harassing the French in the region travel via boat :) there are song about my grandfather unit call tieu doan 307 or battalion 307 ( there is music video on youtube about them , it a famous battalion in Vietminh and later Vietnam people army , but was briefly disband in Vietnam war and reactive after but the battalion 307 now day aint famous like the battalion of my grandfather ( didn't fight in Vietnam war and lost it tradition linage even still have the same name ) the old vet of the battalion still meeting in vinh long every year , but in recent year less and less vet able to be at the meeting ( a lot die , my grand father now 90 year old ( and he was one of the youngest in the battalion , was a teenager 16-17 year old when he join the 307 battalion ) they battalion get heroes title 10 years ago , the battalion was extremely active in the war move from 1 province to another.
Music video about my grandfather 307 battalion the one that French think are du kich in tra vinh :)
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...=&form=VDSHOT&shth=OSH.bkOMlewrotxCl48wCE4BOg
 
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