Today, the French Army launched a video showing the legionnaires of the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) of the French Foreign Legion preparing for an airdrop in Mali to join the French troops already operating in this country.
A video of ForeignLegion.Info production about the history of the French Foreign Legion. In more than 150 well-ordered images, you can see all important data of this elite part of the French Army: the Foreign Legion’s battles, campaigns, operations or units activation, deactivation, moving.
French forces are preparing for a possible ground assault in Mali against al-Qaida-linked rebels who have continued to push south despite of French aerial bombardments. France has put more than 700 soldiers including the legionnaires on the ground in Mali since it began its rapid deployment January 11, 2013 at the request of the Malian government.
An interesting Hungarian documentary (2011) about the Foreign Legion in French Guiana. This documentary shows the legionnaires of the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment and their Brasilian colleagues during the Jungle Training course organized by the Legion. Even if you don’t understand the dialogue, there are a lot of good images to see.