62 years ago: A Foreign Legion overseas battalion in Madagascar was born

See a fresh, fully reworked article dealing with the history of an overseas battalion of the Foreign Legion being established in Madagascar, an island in the Indian Ocean, in mid-May 1957. Although little-known today, it was an exceptional and interesting unit which would give birth to two brand-new regiments, the 3e REI in Madagascar and the 13e DBLE in Djibouti in the 1960s. By the way, the battalion was the only Foreign Legion operational unit to not take part in the Algerian War (1954-1962) at the time.

To see the article dedicated to the battalion in Madagascar, supplemented with tens of images, follow the link: BLEM: Foreign Legion Madagascar Battalion

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Bataillon de Légion étrangère de Madagascar - BLEM - Foreign Legion Madagascar Battalion - History