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Ask the details about FFI "Forces françaises de l’intér

Post by zhongguoren » 23 Jun 2006 09:39

"In 4 August 1944,Cavalry Lieutenant Besnier forms a group of FFI whose prime duty is to occupy the German abandoned depots......" Could any one can help me to get more information about FFI?And after Besnier's troop got some AFV(Panhard 178),It became 1e GMR(Groupement Mobile de Reconnaissance), It is said that 1e GMR is a "legend",Did anyone know the detailed information about 1e GMR? Thank you!

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Post by David Lehmann » 23 Jun 2006 23:27

The 1e GMR (Groupement Mobile de Reconnaissance) of the FFI (French Forces of the Interior) also called 'escadron autonome de chars Besnier' (Besnier independent tank squadron) is equipped in December 1944 with:
• 1x Panhard 178 with a standard 25mm gun
• 1x Panhard 178 with a 5.0cm L/60 gun
• 2x French Unic trucks fitted with a 81mm mortar
• 2x StuG III
• 1x Tiger I
• 1x Tiger II
• 1x Panther
• 11x Panzer IV
• 1x Jagdpanzer on French Lorraine chassis
• 1x Panzerwerfer 42
• 1x SdKfz-7 with a 20mm Flak
• 2x towing halftracks
• 1x workshop truck

Regards,

David

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Post by zhongguoren » 26 Jun 2006 02:34

Thank you,David.But I still need some detailed information about 1er GMR,Does anyone can help me?

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Post by Globetrotter » 12 Jul 2006 06:05

Hi !!!

you will find all information concerning "the Besnier squadron" in this book and with the following address.

"la poche de SAINT NAZAIRE - août 1944- mai 1945" tome 1 - le Pays de RETZ
Author : Luc BRAEUER
Editorr : Le Grand Blockhaus
Musée du grand blockhaus et de la poche de SAINT NAZAIRE-Côte Sauvage
44740 BATZ-SUR-MER
TEL : 00 33 (0)2 402 388 29

http://militaria.collector.free.fr/A_visiter/Blockhaus/Blockhaus.htm
http://www.grand-blockhaus.com/index.asp

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