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French Army Pioneer - Uncle Charles Davin

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    Two photos of my uncle Charles Davin time in the French Army. He is the first one at top left at a dock. His comrades are in the second photo in their uniforms. I am told he was a pioneer attached to a section of the Maginot line. The photos are dated September 1939. I have some other photos and a mobilization card if there is any interest. I welcome comments on uniforms, equipment and any history of French Army Pioneers. NH

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    Thanks Neil. I would love to see more. Family photos are great!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    You know, the best is to put pictures on a French site, I see pioneers, not common !
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    Or contact Boudionovka on WRF.
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    I see weapons : Mousqueton 92.
    Helmets from WWI
    Buttons in copper. Perhaps blue uniforms?

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    I have one mail : for the pioniers, they kept the blue uniform until it was out of order.
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    The picture at left : your uncle is at the School for Bridges, the cap is of course Blue Horizon.
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    Thanks all for the nice comments. Some more photos. Uncle Charles is on the top left of the photo of the soldiers reclining. It seems like he always had a lit cigarette in his right hand. There is another shot at the dock/bridge area of the same crew and an additional post card with the description "souvenir de 18 mois de captivité" Not sure if that is a joke or a reference to actually being in a POW camp. NH


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