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The13th Demi-Brigade of Foreign Legion(French:13eDemi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère,13eDBLE), was created in 1940 and was the main unit of the1st Free French Division,Free FrenchForces(FFL). From the coast ofNorwaytoBir Hakeim, toAfricathen theAlsace, while passingbySyriaandItaly, the 13thDemi-Brigadewould be part of most of the major campaigns of theFrench Army during the Second World War.[3][4]After having beenengaged in Indochinafrom 1946 to 1954, the 13eDBLE joined theAlgerian War,and left in 1962. The 13eDBLE was based until 2011 atQuartier-Général Monclarin Djibouti, invirtue of an accord between France and the Republic of Djibouti in 1977. During 2011, the unitmoved to the United Arab Emirates. In 2016, the unit returned to France, based at the same campwhere it was first formed (and took its designation on 27 March 1940) –Camp du Larzac.[5][6]Contents1Creation and different designations2History of campaigns, battles and garrisonso2.1Second World Waro2.2Indochina War2.2.1Combat engagements2.2.2Hòa Bình 19522.2.3Dien Bien Phu 1953–1954o2.3Algeria Waro2.41962–1977o2.51977–2011o2.62011–2015: United Arab Emirateso2.7Since 2016: Camp du Larzac3Organizationo3.1Djibuti (2001)o3.2United Arab Emirates (2011)o3.3France (2018)4Traditionso4.1Insigniao4.2Regimental colorso4.3Regimental congo4.4Decorationso4.5Battle honours5Regimental commanders6Notable officers and Legionnaires7See also8Citations9General references10External linksCreation and different designations[edit]This unit of the Legion was created on 1 March 1940 within the cadre of the Franco-Britishexpeditionary corps intended to intervene in Finland. The first designation of this unit was13thMountain Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion(13eDBMLE).
On 1 July 1940, the 1st battalion, 900 men, were based in England as troops of theFree FrenchForces, the14eDBMLE, while the remainder of the demi-brigade, 800 men principally from the 2ndbattalion, returned to Morocco and preserved the designation of 13eDBMLE.

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Charles de Gaulle, World War II, Free French Forces, Appeal of 18 June, 13th Foreign Legion Demi Brigade, Battle of Bir Hakeim

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