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I had an Australian comrade a long time ago. Watched my six when it counted. I probably would not be here paying my respects if not for him. a true and loyal friend as most Aussies are. He is gone too. Time waits for no one. Waltzing Matilda always Donald. Rest In Peace.
 

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It is always sad to hear of a passing, Rest in Peace
 

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Notice the Badge bleu on the uniforme
 

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I noticed some of those blue badges in Sidi Bel Abbes in 1962. My understanding then was that the recipient had been serving in the Korean war. I know the French participated under the command of general Monclair, but I don’t know if the legion was there as well. I could be wrong, of course.
 
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I noticed some of those blue badges in Sidi Bel Abbes in 1962. My understanding then was that the recipient had been serving in the Korean war. I know the French participated under the command of general Monclair, but I don’t know if the legion was there as well. I could be wrong, of course.
 

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Yes, Lyderik, I know that Monclair was the inspector of the legion, but I don’t know if any legion units actually served in Korea. Do you know?
 

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Oh yes, Indo China, of course. A number of very good books have been written about that war. The first one I read, when at the age of 14 was by a Danish legionaire called ‘Tur Retur Helvete’, (to Hell and back.) I think his name might have been Hansen, but not sure. Anyway, this book might have inspired me to join the legion. A very good read. And I quite like a challenge, so ‘to hell and back’ seemed quite enticing :)
 
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It was Leclerc who liberated Strasbourg and most of France. ...2 D.B.
Débarquement in the south of France. ..
Actually, the Yanquees and Brits had very little to do with ending the war
Brits run like fk once the chit hits the fan. ..see Dunkerque
Over whelmed , you say ?
B.S.
 
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It was Leclerc who liberated Strasbourg and most of France. ...2 D.B.
Débarquement in the south of France. ..
Actually, the Yanquees and Brits had very little to do with ending the war
Brits run like fk once the chit hits the fan. ..see Dunkerque
Over whelmed , you say ?
B.S.
:)crack can bring a good man down
 

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And the yanks were overpaid, oversexed and over here, as they used to say. Wonder what else they were up to. (Besides making babies, that is.)

They don’t call it the baby boomer generation for nothng.
 
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