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Movie (1964)
English title : The 317th Platoon

Starring:
Jacques Perrin (sous-lieutenant Torrens)
Bruno Cremer (adjutant Willsdorf)
Manuel Zarzo (caporal Perrin)
Boramy Tioulong (sergent supplétif Ba Kut)

May 1954 : as the French troops are fighting the very last days in the Dien Bien Phu siege, an outpost held by the 317th Platoon must be left. This handful of French infantry men and native supplementaries must cover over 150 km through jungle and a full Vietminh battalion.

Douglas DC-3

Hoping for a B-26 support, the platoon is just under a civil flight of Royal Air Cambodge.

317section DC-3 A.jpg

Two days later, the platoon is able to contact the civil flight. Note the Cambodian roundel.

317section DC-3 b.jpg

On the next flight, air supplying occurs.

317section DC-3 c.jpg
317section DC-3 d.jpg
317section DC-3 e.jpg


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