2016: 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belloy-en-Santerre

On July 4, 2016, the Foreign Legion commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belloy-en-Santerre. The battle, which occurred on July 4, 1916 near the river Somme in the Picardy region of northern France, was part of the Battle of Somme, the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front. That day, hundreds of legionnaires were killed within a few hours, including the American poet Alan Seeger.

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Foreign Legion T-Shirts: 3e REI Insignia

In November 2015, the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3e REI) of the French Foreign Legion celebrated the 100th Anniversary. During its campaigns in Europe, North Africa and French Indochina, the famous 3e REI gained 16 unit citations, mentioned in the order of the Army, and remains the second most decorated regiment within the French Army. To commemorate this well-known unit serving in French Guiana (South America) now, I re-designed the insignia of 3e REI and published it in our store…

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