70 years ago: The last mounted company disappeared

See a complete history of the legendary Foreign Legion companies mounted on mules. The last of them disappeared 70 years ago in Morocco, in late December 1949. Elite high-mobile units, consisting of hard men loving the autonomous life far from the civilization, they played crucial role in the successful conquest of Algeria’s South Oran between the 1880s and 1900s. Shortly afterwards, they took part in the Pacification of Morocco and were fighting there until the mid-1930s.

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65 years ago: Little known repair units in Africa are disbanded

Learn about the history of the four almost forgotten Foreign Legion repair units serving in Africa during the ongoing war in Indochina. Organized in North Africa in the late 1940s and the early 1950s, they provided support to Legion and French regular units in Algeria, Tunisia and even deep in French West Africa, which was really exceptional.

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Foreign Legion: Military close combat basics with Major Gérald

See another interesting video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube. The fourth video of a training series shows the fundamental basic techniques of close quarter combat. They are presented by Major Gérald (the most senior warrant officer), the head of the Sports Office, 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), the Legion’s HQ.

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