The legionnaires, who built up the largest military camp in Western Europe

Legionnaires of the French Foreign Legion have kept the long tradition of their Pioneers-Sappers history. The bearded Legion’s Pioneers are a very known unit, an inseparable part of every Legion’s great parade. In the 1970s, the modern Legion’s Pioneers from the very little-known 61st Engineer-Legion Mixed Battalion (61e BMGL) participated in the construction of the largest military camp in Western Europe: Camp de Canjuers. See the 61e BMGL’s rare images & history.

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History of the 61st Engineer-Legion Mixed Battalion - 61e BMGL - History