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Landing Craft Assault - 1940 - The Norwegian Campaign
120 French Foreign Legionnaires of the 13th Demi-Brigade (13e DBLE) on the beach at Bjerkvik, 8 miles (13 km) above Narvik, on 13 May during the Norwegian Campaign ... Once ashore, the 13e DBLE's companies deployed and moved to seize the high ground to the north and south of the town ... other landing craft types, then turned to landing the rest of 13e DBLE and its supporting elements ...
Jules Gaucher - Indochina 1950-54
... to command of 3rd battalion of 13th demi-brigade (III/13e DBLE) in 1949 and returned to Indochina at the head of his battalion in 1950 as part of the ... Under his command, III/13e DBLE served throughout Indochina - notably in the Delta (1951) and at the Battle of Hoa Binh (1951–52) ... asked to remain in Indochina with 13e DBLE instead of accepting command elsewhere ...
13th Demi-Brigade Of The Foreign Legion - History - Dien Bien Phu 1953-1954
1st battalion (1/13e DBLE) and 3rd battalion (3/13e DBLE) fought at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu during the French Indochina War ... During the early stages of the battle, 1/13e DBLE occupied positions at the “Claudine” fortifications and 3/13e DBLE occupied positions at the “Bea ... Gaucher was replaced as 13e DBLE commander on 23 March by Lieutenant-Colonel Lemeunier who was helicoptered into the fortress ...
13th Demi-Brigade Of The Foreign Legion - History - Bir Hakeim 1942
... The 13e DBLE was reorganized in two battalions following its participation in the successful Allied invasion of Syria (Operation Exporter) ... for service with the Free French 13e DBLE – the remainder of the pro-Vichy Legionnaires were repatriated to France in August 1941 ... In 1942, the two battalions of 13e DBLE – designated 2nd battalion (II/13e DBLE) and 3rd battalion (III/13e DBLE) - were assigned to the 1st Free French Brigade ...
13th Demi-Brigade Of The Foreign Legion - History - Free French Forces
... In June 1940, the 13e DBLE moved to a camp at Trentham Park near Stoke-on-Trent in England where the legionnaires joined troops of the French Light ... The 13e DBLE comprised 1,619 of the 4,500 French soldiers present in England ... The decision split the 13e DBLE between pro-Vichy and pro-De Gaulle cliques ...