Knut Flovik Thoresen: Narvik 1940

In early April 2020, Knut Flovik Thoresen, a Norwegian military officer and historian, released his another work dedicated to the Foreign Legion. He decided to map the allied expedition in northern Norway in April-May 1940 and, chiefly, the heroic fighting of the Foreign Legion’s 13th Foreign Legion Half Brigade (13e DBLE), which resulted in first allied victories over German forces in WWII.

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1er REC: Neutralisation of two terrorists during Operation Barkhane in Mali

On 4 March 2020, during anti-terrorist Operation Barkhane in Mali (West Africa), a reconnaissance group of the 2nd Squadron, 1st Foreign Cavalry Regiment (1er REC) got contact with two armed terrorist group members and neutralized them. The action was captured by reporters from Paris Match, a popular French newspaper. See video.

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Foreign Legion: Abdominal exercises with Major Gérald

Watch another useful video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube to improve your core strength. This video is dedicated to simple and effective physical training techniques for developing your abdominal muscles. They are, as always, presented by Major Gérald (the most senior warrant officer), the head of the Sports Office of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), the Legion’s HQ.

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