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#121 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 0640 AM

It also doesn't seem to include Naval actions, which might be a more limited nature than land Campaigns. Which clearly disenfranchises us of more successes than there actually were.

 

How many times did France fight Russia? I can only think of twice, once under Napoleon, and once under Napoleon III. So thats a win and a loss. How do they end up with 2.5 to 1?


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 0646 AM

French intervention in Russian Civil War and Russian-Polish War?


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 0654 AM

Did they intervene in the Russo-Polish War? From what ive read it was only a few Officers whom took most of the credit (wrongly) for the Polish success, and the supply of some weaponry. I mean by that criteria, they could count the Falklands war too. :)

 

Yeah, Russian Civil War looks more likely. Though again, it was a fairly small player compared to others.


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 1412 PM

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 1447 PM

Napoleon's victory over the Fourth Coalition culminating in the Treaty of Tilsit was decisive and should count in the win column against Russia (among others).


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 1036 AM

I wonder why the French love affair with the Paras came about?  But then again, the US had its "Airborne Mafia" as well.  


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 0246 AM

https://en.wikipedia...asseur_Regiment

 

Before helicopters became common, para drops were needed to hit the Vietminh by surprise. The French then used helicopters in Algeria to fight the FLN and the continuing needs of its not-an-empire ensured the continuing need for airportable infantry.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 2307 PM

I wonder why the French love affair with the Paras came about?  But then again, the US had its "Airborne Mafia" as well.  

 Probably only Richard can remember that the US Army maintained three active airborne divisions most of the 1950's and beyond, until the 11th was converted to the Airmobile Division in 1963.


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 1317 PM

I wonder why the French love affair with the Paras came about?  But then again, the US had its "Airborne Mafia" as well.

 Probably only Richard can remember that the US Army maintained three active airborne divisions most of the 1950's and beyond, until the 11th was converted to the Airmobile Division in 1963.

It varied, but usually only 2 divisions, plus some assorted separate units. I'm away from references right now, but the 101st was a training division, not an airborne unit until it became the test for Pentomic in 1956.
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 2308 PM

They were variously activated, reassigned, reactivated over the period but remained in the OB, somewhat remarkable for an army of 8-12 divisions. 


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Posted 27 September 2018 - 0556 AM

True that.  

They were variously activated, reassigned, reactivated over the period but remained in the OB, somewhat remarkable for an army of 8-12 divisions. 


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