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24 July 2014 - Vive La Différence! French Insignes de Tradition in Indochina

posted 30 Jul 2014, 19:55 by John Leighton   [ updated 24 Dec 2017, 03:21 by OMRS Admin ]
A splendid evening with our lecturers Peter "Bertie" Hunt and Gerard Prime.  See here for the details of the lecture advertised in advance.

It was a most convivial occasion with a good crowd of about 12 people with plenty of informed conversation before and after the lecture over refreshments. 

Gerard brought his most splendid collection along of Insignes de Tradition, and we all learnt much about French forces in general, as well as more specifically their insignia and of their Indo-China experiences.  Peter related how he has been interested in researching French Indo-Chinese history for some time and has recently come back from Dien Bien Phu. 

A hearty thank you to all who made this special and unusual occasion possible.