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Gabriel Brunet de Sairigné

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Gabriel Brunet de Sairigné (9 February 1913 – 1 March 1948) was a French Army officer of the French Foreign Legion. He was born in Paris, and was killed in the line of duty close to Lagnia Bien Hoa (Viêt Nam). Education He went to the Lycée Pasteur and the Lycée Saint-Louis in Paris before joining the famous École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr in 1933. World War II During World War II, he participated with the Free French Forces in: *1941 : the East African Campaign (in Eritrea and Ethiopia) and the Syria-Lebanon Campaign) *1942 : the Battle of Bir Hakeim, then the Tunisia Campaign *1943 : the Allied invasion of Sicily *1944 : the Operation Dragoon. *1944 : the campaign of Alsace. He finished the war with the rank of lieutenant colonel, commandant in chief of the First French Free Division (in French: "Première division française libre", or "1ère DFL"). His personal notes dealing with his campaigns during World War II (exactly from 28 February 1940 to 18 J
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