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12th Foreign Infantry Regiment

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Country  France
Size  3,000 men
Type  Infantry
12th Foreign Infantry Regiment
Active  November 6, 1939 - 1940

The 12th Foreign Infantry Regiment (French: 12e R├ęgiment ├ętranger d'infanterie, 12e REI) was an infantry regiment of the French Foreign Legion which existed from 1939 to 1940 at the beginning of the World War II.

History

The regiment was sent from its training camp at La Valbonne straight into action at Soissons, Picardy on 11 May 1940. After fighting its way out of encirclement it was broken as a unit by 6 June 1940. By the Armistice the remaining men, only 300 of the 2,800 men that had completed training, had reached Limoges in central France.

References

12th Foreign Infantry Regiment Wikipedia


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