- Posts: 825
- Joined: 11 Apr 2003 09:28
- Location: Paris
this link has a broad outline with a map (in French, shouldn't be too much of a problem for you, Lupo).
It's in the course of these campaigns (not specifically Gabon, but French Equatorial Africa) that the Free French gunboat "Savorgnan de Brazza" sank its Vichyist sister-ship "Bougainville" (9 October).
- Posts: 2863
- Joined: 01 Apr 2002 10:50
- Location: France
As sais in the text, the Hotchkiss H39 tanks of the 1st Free French tank company were involved in that area:
http://ciedechars.francaislibres.net/pa ... ccr&su=189
It was the former 342e CACC sent in Norway. It is also used in Gabon and Cameroun, in 1941 in Syria, then in Egypt and in the western desert . In 1943-1944, the crews are integrated in the French 2nd armored division (1st company of the 501e RCC).