80 years ago: Foreign Legion’s last artillery batteries were disbanded

With the conflict in Ukraine, a long-neglected component of Western armies, artillery, has once again stepped to the fore. It might come as a surprise to many Foreign Legion enthusiasts that a 1920 law allowed the Foreign Legion to establish, along with a cavalry regiment, also a separate artillery regiment. Equally surprising might be the fact that, in 1941, the legionnaires probably served in as many as 11 artillery batteries at the same time. The last of these units were disbanded 80 years ago, in 1944.

To learn more about the little-known Legion artillery batteries, follow the link:
Foreign Legion Artillery Batteries

La version française de l’article pour les lecteurs français :
Batteries d’artillerie de la Légion étrangère


Foreign Legion Artillery Batteries - History - BSPL - GALL - GAAL