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WW1. " Both eyes out and both arms torn to pieces by shellsplinters" -Julien Bryan - Ambulance 646

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Colonel Roger Trinquier in Algeria, one of the father of modern COIN theory.

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Churchill with General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of the Polish Government-in-Exile and Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Armed Forces and General Charles de Gaulle, General Officer Commanding French Forces, following a tank demonstration on February 14, 1941

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Konfessionen Europas 1618 - 1648 *30 jährigen Krieges* Religious affiliation 1618 - 1648 **30 Years War.** Note that Gustavus Adulphus of Sweden, a Lutheran, employed in his armed forces a fair number of Irish and Scottish expatriate military, some of whom were Catholic. Was Gustavus Agustus financed by the French Crown and Cardinal Richelieu? http://www.amazon.com/The-Military-Revolution-Political-Change/dp/0691024758…

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A Hungarian legionnaire from the French Foreign Legion stops an Afghan man on a motorcyle near Tagab in Kapisa province on Jan. 25. The French Foreign Legion, a military unit established in 1831, was created for foreign nationals of any nationality wishing to serve in the French armed forces.

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Caption: "Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces. It is estimated that between 800 and 1,000 resistance fighters were killed during the battle, and another 1,500 were wounded before the Germans surrendered the city. Paris, Île-de-France, France. August 1944. Image taken by Robert Doisneau."

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Leclerc Main Battle Tank, France The Leclerc main battle tank is operational with the French Army and the Armed Forces of the UAE.

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