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  French Army uniforms used during WW1
Also, many of the weapons of the French Army were first rate, like the famous "75", the worlds best field gun at this time.
The infantry formed, as in most armies, the bulk of the fighting troops, and in the French service were organised as Infantry of the Line, and Chasseurs a pied, that is light infantry, specialised mountain infantry, and the so-called African Infantry.
As a result, when the brave French Infantry met the German machine guns in the opening of the war, the results was slaughter: in the first five months of war France lost some 300.000 men killed and another 600.000 wounded, captured or missing.
www.landships.freeservers.com /french_ww1uniforms.htm   (1495 words)

 The French Army: History, Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The French carried out a huge cavalry encirclement, sweeping behind the Spanish army and smashing their way through to attack the rear of the Spanish cavalry that was still in combat with the reserves.
In 1635 the French army mutined and sacked Tirlemont, massacring its inhabitants.
The ranks of the French regiments were filled by voluntary enlistment, that is by the wles of the recruiting sergeants and the temptations of bounty.
web2.airmail.net /napoleon/FRENCH_ARMY.htm   (11563 words)

 Logistics in the French Army
French logisticians, like their American counterparts, are organized to support oversea deployments, particularly in developing countries But there's another parallel: they're also undergoing a major restructuring.
The primary logistics organization in the French Army is the divisional command and support regiment (le régiment de commandement et de soutien, or RCS), which operates the division base.
The French Army logistics system supports a modern, well-equipped force that is undergoing enormous changes as the French prepare for the challenges of the 21st century.
www.almc.army.mil /alog/issues/Mar-Apr98/Ms237.htm   (1960 words)

 French Army
In January 1914 the French Army had 47 divisions (777,000 French and 46,000 colonial troops) in 21 regional corps, with attached cavalry and field-artillery units.
The growing importance of the French Army Air Service also had an impact and whereas there were 1,5 million in the French infantry in June 1915, this dropped to 850,000 in 1918.
The French are under a severe handicap in the matter of uniform.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWfrenchA.htm   (834 words)

 French Army
The Leclerc was first operational with the French Army in 1992 and with UAE in 1995.
Roland entered service with the French Army in 1977, and is in service with ten countries.French Army systems are mounted on vehicles based on the AMX-30 main battle tank.The Roland system is effective against air threats from extremely low to medium altitude.
The twin-engined SA 330 Puma was developed initially to meet a French Army requirement for a medium-sized helicoptere de manoeuvre, capable of operating by day and night in all weathers and climates.The payload exceeded that of the specification, the aircraft being capable of carrying 18 troops with full individual armament plus two crew.
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 Army Technology - Caesar 155mm - Self Propelled Artillery System
An initial five systems were ordered by the French Army and were delivered in June 2003 for technical and operational evaluation.
In the French Army, Caesar is integrated with the Thales Land and Joint Systems Atlas artillery C4I (command, control, communications and intelligence) system.
The Ogre shell, which is in series production for the French Army, is an anti-tank and fragmentation bomblet dispensing round for use against relatively unprotected area targets such as command posts, artillery batteries, light armoured vehicles or logistic sites.
www.army-technology.com /projects/caesar   (1047 words)

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The 2nd Armored Division is a Free French non-standing provisional unit originally authorized by the NWHA Board of Directors for participation in the Normandy event held June 3rd and 4th, 2000 at Fort Stevens, Oregon.
The 1st French Army constituted the second wave, consisting of 7 French divisions, among which were the 1st and 5th French armored divisions.
The 1st French Army kept its rendezvous with Leclerc’s 2nd armored division, the first to reach the Rhine, reclaiming the German-speaking province of Alsace and Strasbourg, its capital, which Hitler had annexed to the Reich.
www.angelfire.com /wa2/FJ6/French2nd.html   (2562 words)

 French Army of 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The French Air Force had a separate command system and its headquarters were not co-located with the Army's.
The Germans permitted a French 'Armistice Army' of 100 000 to survive in the unoccupied zone, but it was disbanded on their occupation of the zone in 1942.
The Army of Africa remained intact, and most of it was incorporated in the Free French Army following the Torch landings in 1942.
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 French Army Command & Structure for Beginners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The French Army is the most difficult to command of the three armies engaged in the 100 days Campaign because with them lies the burden of attack.
If you think army deployment is easy, use the scenario editor and place the French Army at dawn in the vicinity of the Brussels road and Placenoit and attempt to deploy against an active opponent.
Remember, the deployment you see for the French Army is not a mere snapshot of a brief moment in time, showing the transient location of the French Army on its way from someplace, to another place.
www.hist-sdc.com /articles/fcommand.html   (3280 words)

 MODERN WARFARE: A French View of Counterinsurgency
This is doubtless the reason why the army, traditionally attracted by the purely military aspect of a conflict, has never seriously approached the study of a problem it considers an inferior element in the art of war.
An army can throw itself into a campaign only when it has the moral support of the nation; it is the nation's faithful reflection because it is composed of the nation's youth and because it carries within it the hopes of the nation.
At the time that the French Army occupied Than-Uyen on the right bank of the Red River, to the north of NghiaLo in Thai country, the town and its airfield were defended by a fortified post atop a rocky peak, held by one regular company reinforced by some partisans.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/trinquier/trinquier.asp   (18748 words)

 Prussian Army During the Napoleonic Wars.
The state of affairs which prevailed in the French army was somehow different, there was a near riot when even the small troop had to turn out.
The supreme command was naturally the responsibility of the army's commanding general, with the role of his chief-of-staff [of the army] being to turn the commanding general's intentions into practical plans.
At Jena, his army performed the finest and most spectacular maneuvers, but I soon put a stop to this tomfoolery and taught them that to fight and to execute dazzling maneuvers and wear splendid uniforms were very different matters.
web2.airmail.net /napoleon/Prussian_army.htm   (4353 words)

 Napoleon I [1804 - 1814]
On October 14, 1806, Napoléon’s army decimated the Prussian army at Jena and at nearby Auerstadt.
On September 15, after the French entered the city, the Russians set fire to it and large portions of the city were destroyed and the city was basically left uninhabitable.
In its retreat, the French army was followed by large groups of Cossacks who killed many of the stragglers.
www.french-at-a-touch.com /French_History/napoleon_i_1804-1814.htm   (1736 words)

 The French Contribution to the American War of Independence
The French government hoped to redress the balance of power that resulted from the French humiliation in the Seven Years Wars, which gave considerable economic and military advantages to Britain.
French land and sea forces fought on the side of the American colonists against the British.
In the end, these French soldiers became the hard anvil upon which the new American nation was forged and the chains of British imperial domination were finally broken.
people.csail.mit.edu /sfelshin/saintonge/frhist.html   (938 words)

 Army Reserve officer attends French Army military school Army Reserve Magazine - Find Articles
Every year the French Army Reserve Staff College, located at the Paris-based Ecole Militaire (French term for military school), conducts a three-week course for approximately 80 French Reserve Officers in the month of August.
Grumberg said in 2004 the French military school sent another invitation to the U.S. Embassy, to U.S. Army Europe, and then down to the 7th ARCOM inviting two Army Reserve Soldiers to attend its French Army Reserve Staff College.
Tabor said because of the necessity to be fluent in French, it will be challenging for the 7th ARCOM to find officers to attend the French Army Reserve Staff College next year, but not impossible, as seen with Grumberg.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0KAB/is_4_50/ai_n13795140   (950 words)

 French Army Casualties
During the Bicentennial of the Battle of Yorktown in 1981, members of the French veterans' organizations attending the celebration noted that there was an area on the battlefield where approximately 50 French soldiers were buried in an unmarked, common grave.
The purpose of the committee, which included both French and American members, was to create a memorial to honor all French soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the Yorktown campaign in 1781.
Members of the French Societies of the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Cincinnati as well as French veteran and cultural organizations here were engaged in fundraising to reach the goal needed to bring the project to reality.
www.nps.gov /colo/Ythanout/frenarmcasualties.htm   (356 words)

 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Summer 1998
The invasion planners added the 2d French Armored Division to the list of units scheduled to sail from England to the continent, "primarily so that there may be an important French formation present at the re-occupation of Paris."[2] General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander, promised to use the unit to free the capital.
With the French on the left and an American armored division, the 5th, on the right, the XV Corps pushed north toward Argentan to close what became known as the Argentan-Falaise pocket, the maneuver to surround the Germans in Normandy.
The northern column, expected to be the main effort, consisted of the bulk of the French division in the lead, some American reconnaissance and engineer troops, and four firing battalions of the V Corps Artillery.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usawc/Parameters/98summer/blumenso.htm   (4866 words)

 French Army
After war was declared the vast majority of the army, 100 divisions, were stationed on the frontier facing Germany.
The colonial army in North Africa was allowed to remain and was expected to protect the area from any attacks by Allied forces.
What was left of this army then fought with the Free French Army in Tunisia and Europe.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2wwfrenchA.htm   (1297 words)

 Amazon.com: The French Army 1939-45 (1) : The Army of 1939-40 & Vichy France (Men-At-Arms Series, 315): Books: Ian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The French Army of 1939 was considered by contemporaries to be the strongest army in the world at that time.
In this book, the first of two volumes examining the French Army of the Second World War, Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier examine the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the army of 1939-40 and Vichy France.
The French Army, US Army, British Army, and Italian Army series all have three volumes, covering the major theatres and time periods of the war.
www.amazon.com /French-Army-1939-45-1939-40-Men-At-Arms/dp/1855326663   (978 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Appointing Ayyat Hussein for the job, French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie asked the colonel to hold talks with representatives of the French Council for the Muslim Religion (CFCM) and the French council for imams and report back by the end of June.
The French council for imams, the biggest umbrella body for Muslim imams in France, was established in April 1992 with the ultimate goal of closing Muslim ranks.
Meanwhile, the French national center for police rehabilitation and studies organized on Friday, January 21, a 90-minute orientation session about Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2005-01/22/article04.shtml   (446 words)

 George Glazer Gallery - French Army Uniforms
Encyclopedic description of the French Army’s various divisions, including statistical information and numerous color plates of uniforms by Edouard Detaille, then France’s pre-eminent painter of military subjects.
He specialized in historical and battlefield scenes, and was a quasi-official painter of the French army.
He returned at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, and obtained a staff position accompanying a French general, which allowed him to view the campaign firsthand and solidified his interest and expertise in military subjects.
www.georgeglazer.com /prints/military/frencharmy.html   (391 words)

 French Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The French Army (Armée de Terre) is the land-based component of the French Armed Forces.
French soldiers of the IFOR in Mostar, 1995.
The principles and values of the French Army are exposed in the code du soldat français ("code of the French soldier") :
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Army   (238 words)

 French Organizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The French government that was in exile in North Africa, raised 5 divisions of colonial troops who were sent to fight in Italy under the command of General Alphonse Juin.
They French troops, who were from the colonies of Morroco, Tunisia, and Algeria, played an important role in the attack of Monte Cassino.
The French joined the Allies' cause and a new French army was organized using American material.
members.aol.com /Custermen85/Units/FrenchOrg.htm   (2054 words)

 Business Objects Customers: French Army
We use it to analyze the development of the wage bill, globally and by cost center.This is the first wave of the deployment, it will be expanded to include analysis of reserve personnel salaries, the management of mission expenses, and procurement.
However, a change in French common law now means that only information about personnel mobility is sent to the treasurer, and that means a loss of information.
With its considerable past experience, the central administration of the Army's Commissariat decided to create an information management database that would enable them to initially query civilian personnel salary data before being upgraded to also cover military personnel whose salaries are managed by the army's commissariat.
www.businessobjects.com /company/customers/spotlight/french_army.asp   (504 words)

 Air Force uniform heads to French army   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
General Allard is the Kosovo Force assistant chief of staff for operations, and Sergeant Brunet is a signal noncommissioned officer in the French National Intelligence Center.
Willy Brunet, a signal noncommissioned officer with the French National Intelligence Center here, wanted to exchange uniforms so the Air Force uniform could be placed on display at his regiment along with military uniforms of signal people from other nations.
As for Colonel Adams’ recently acquired French army uniform, the colonel accepted it in behalf of the Air Force, and he has a couple of ideas for it.
www.af.mil /news/story.asp?storyID=123008081   (628 words)

 It Shines For All: French Army Tries to Recruit Americans Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
From the Embassy of France in America, an invitation to join the French Foreign Legion.
As an integral part of the French army, the French Foreign Legion is a professional fighting unit using the same equipment and with the same missions as any other infantry, tank, or engineer unit of the French army.
Due to an ugly divorce he signed up and spent most of his time in Africa shooting those who were trying to screw around with the cocoa trade.
www.shinesforall.com /archives/2006/06/french_army_tri.html   (451 words)

 Threadless T-Shirts - french army knife
Most french -related items are dumb francophobic poopies, but this is hilarious.
I'm french, I'd wear this in a second.
oh, i laugh in french to this one.
www.threadless.com /submission/52340/french_army_knife   (576 words)

 Encampment of the French Army: (Top Treasure): American Treasures of the Library of Congress
The important role played by the French forces under the command of Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, during the American Revolution is represented by this small manuscript atlas consisting of 46 maps recording the camp sites occupied by the French army following the defeat of the British at Yorktown.
Leaving Williamsburg, Virginia, at the beginning of July 1782, the French troops marched northward, averaging 10-15 miles per day.
Depicted here is the site at Alexandria, Virginia, where the French troops were encamped July 17, 1782.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/treasures/trt023.html   (195 words)

 Threadless T-Shirts - French Army Knife by Michael Rylander
Threadless T-Shirts - French Army Knife by Michael Rylander
"I bought this for my husband, who is both French and Swiss and really likes wine.
Check out all the blog posts about this
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