Washing the deck on board a French battleship brennus
Sailors aboard battleship Charles Martel, ca. 1901
Sailors aboard battleship Charles Martel, ca. 1901.
The Garde of the Battleship Iéna.
George De Vertury Painting FRENCH SAILORS 1950s.
French sailors mount the guard.
Gunnery training aboard protected cruiser Chateaurenault.
French sailor on duty, Officer room corridor , 1890s.
The Régiment Blindé de Fusiliers-Marins (RBFM) was an unique French unit formed during WWII. A group of French sailors (whose ships were either immobilized or destroyed) interned in Britain volunteered and formed an infantry battalion fought the Axis forces along side the US troops in French North Africa. Later the battalion was transformed into a Tank Destroyer Regiment which distinguished itself in combat with the French 2nd Armored Division in France.