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The Most Lethal Special Forces Units From Around the World

The Most Lethal Special Forces Units From Around the World

Special forces- the elite of a nation’s military, tasked with missions too delicate or difficult for large, conventional forces to undertake. These elite warriors operate in small unit sizes, and are specialized in a variety of tasks to include recon deep behind enemy lines, hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, and direct-action missions such as sabotage or assassinations. …

Histoire du RBFM (Régiment Blindé de Fusiliers Marins)

Histoire du RBFM (Régiment Blindé de Fusiliers Marins)

History of the RBFM The french Armored Regiment of Marine, or “RBFM” in french, was created in September 1943 under the command of Corvette Captain Raymond Maggiar. His staff mainly comes from the Bizerte battalion (including officers) and the French war force in North Africa, which was under the Vichy regime before the Anglo-American landing; …

Historique du Fallschirmjäger Regiment 5

Historique du Fallschirmjäger Regiment 5

History of the FJR 5 It was in May 1942 that the 5th Fallschirmjäger regiment was created on the training ground of Gross-Born in Pomerania. It’s then sent, in July 1942, for training camp Mourmelon, southeast of Reims. The 2nd Battalion was attached as KampfgrupperHübner to the Ramcke Brigade for use in the North of …

La vie de Vassili Zaitsev – Feat Nota Bene

La vie de Vassili Zaitsev –  Feat Nota Bene

The life of Vassili Zaitsev Vassili Zaitsev was born in 1915 in Ieleniskoy in the Urals in a family of peasants. He was first a student in a construction school, and then joined the Soviet Navy in 1936. He was assigned to the 284th Division of Siberian Riflemen and was second lieutenant when he reached …

Historique de la bataille du Monte Cassino

Historique de la bataille du Monte Cassino

History of Battle of Monte Cassino After the various Allied landings in Sicily and Italy, the Italian front is no longer moving forward. Despite a reduced German army, it’s not difficult to defend the Italian boot, which is relatively narrow. Italy having surrendered, she theoretically joined the allies, but most of the Italian troops were …

Historique du Fallschirmjäger Regiment 7

Historique du Fallschirmjäger Regiment 7

History of the FJR 7 The 7th Fallschirmjäger Regiment was established in February 1943 in France in the 2nd Fallschirmjäger Division under the command of Colonel Ludwig Straub. At the beginning of June 1943, the regiment settled with the 2nd Division in the south of France, in the barracks of Uzès, in the region of …

Historique de la 4e ID US

Historique de la 4e ID US

History of the 4th US Infantry Division It was under the command of Major General George H. Cameron in 1917 that the 4th US Infantry Division was born. It will arrive in France in June 1918 and takes part in many battles. It’s then demobilized to be reactivated at Fort Benning (Georgia) on June 1, …