Camerone Day 2015

On 30 April 2015, the French Foreign Legion commemorated the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Camerone. This day is known as Camerone Day (Camerone), the most important day for the Legion and its legionnaires. See the videos from 1er RE, 2e REI and 2e REG.

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Camerone 2014 in Aubagne and Calvi

On April 30, 2014, the French Foreign Legion celebrated the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Camerone. This day is known as “Camerone Day” (Camerone); it commemorates the Legion’s bravery and a determination of fighting to the death. It is the most important day for the legionnaires.

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French Foreign Legion 1949 documentary

A short French documentary about the Foreign Legion released in 1949. Very nice images of the Foreign Legion main base in Sidi Bel Abbes (Algeria) while celebrating Camerone Day. A lot of legionnaires caught in the film will die during next five years in the First Indochina War. We can also see historical images of a typical legionnaires job of that time: hard-working with la pioche, a pickaxe.

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