This book takes up the accounts already given in a book entitled Memorial of the Empire - to the Glory of the Colonial Troops.
Remaining in relative obscurity, at the time this work did not draw attention to the Colonial Troops’ and the Senegalese Tirailleurs’ exploits during the Phoney War and the French Campaign, covering from September 1939 to June 1940. This has now been rectified with this supplementary volume.
The author gives to these accounts the main complements for each part of the colonial arm, namely their historical context, the course operations took, with supporting narrative, maps, orders of battle and organisational, tactical and historical inserts.
Illustrated record of France’s colonial troops and their fight to defend the nation
300 + pictures, photos & 12 maps