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Dien Bien Phu.

by Daniel Russ on August 29, 2014

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  French Paratroopers Deploy to Dien Bien Phu During the Pacific Campaign in World War II, the Viet Minh were led by Ho Chi Minh into a deadly grinding guerrilla campaign against the Japanese occupiers. Vo Ngyuen Giap was a young man organizing rebel insurgents to harass the Japanese which bought him favor with Ho […]

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        It was a battle that pitted Indian against Indian. It pitted European versus European. It was hardly recorded. The paroxysm of violence was seen by hardly anyone and it was fought on a continent a million times larger than the battlefield. Yet it had an ineluctable effect on US history. In […]

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“Le Pantalon Rouge, C’est La France!”

August 31, 2012
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    Ancient battlefields were inundated with colorful uniforms, tall easily visible hats festooned with tassles and feathers, ornate unit flags, horns, and all of these attention getting and vibrant vestments were simply ways for warriors to identify where they were on a battlefield, and where they were supposed to be.  At the end of […]

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The French 370 mm Mortar.

June 3, 2012

The 370 mm Mortar was a product of and for French artillery. The gun itself was so big it had to be mounted on a rail and moved slowly into a semi permanent position. The Gun was transported, then the mount was moved and  then the ammunition. The round itself had to be loaded using […]

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The Russians Scared Western Empires So Badly, France And England Fought On The Same Side In The Crimean War.

May 21, 2012

Russia was a behemoth, a power just by virtue of its immense size, its immense army and the one seventh of the surface of the Earth it had purview over. While Russians battled over whether Russia would be a Tsarist monarchy or a Republic, or a Marxist state, the Tsar was land grabbing. In the […]

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The French Machine Boirault Mine Field/Barbed Wire/Trench Crossing Machine

May 7, 2011

The Machine Boirault was a very large French solution to moving firepower through the static and heavy fire environments of World War I. Not many people know that it was the French who invented the tank and in between World War I and World War II they did most of the initial development on tank […]

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La Guerre En Afghanistan

April 8, 2010

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French Vs. Taliban Part 1

January 12, 2010

Yes, or should I say Oui… the French are badasses. Make no mistake about it. And they are fighting and dying right alongside us. Related Posts:Dien Bien Phu.The Most Important Battle In North America You Have Never Heard Of.“Le Pantalon Rouge, C’est La France!”The French 370 mm Mortar.The Russians Scared Western Empires So Badly, France […]

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French Vs. Taliban Part 2

January 12, 2010

Anyone who thinks the French aren’t on our side is just an ignorant fool. Related Posts:Dien Bien Phu.The Most Important Battle In North America You Have Never Heard Of.“Le Pantalon Rouge, C’est La France!”The French 370 mm Mortar.The Russians Scared Western Empires So Badly, France And England Fought On The Same Side In The Crimean […]

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