40 years ago: A successful rescue operation in Kolwezi

On May 19, 1978, the legionnaires of the Foreign Legion’s 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2e REP) jumped over Kolwezi, a city located in then Zaire, Central Africa. Their task was to rescue over 2,000 Europeans captured and held by local rebels. Thanks to the success of the operation and the international media coverage at the time, the regiment became popular across the world…

If you are interested in this famous battle, see a fresh, completely reworked article presenting the operation, supplemented with many images and additional information.

Follow the link: 1978 Battle of Kolwezi

Or click the image:

2e REP - 2 REP - 1978 Battle of Kolwezi - A successful rescue operation in Kolwezi - Zaire