Alain de BOISSIEU

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FrenchBorn Alain de BOISSIEU-DEAN DE LUIGNÉ

French general who served in the Free French Forces during World War II

Born on July 05, 1914 in Chartres , France

Died on April 05, 2006 in Clamart , France

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Son of a French noble family with title coming from Forez and Lyon (de Boissieu), Alain de Boissieu was a pupil at École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (French military academy) in 1936 and Saumur (French cavalry school) in 1938. He was a cavalry officer during World War II and, with horses and sabre, made a successful charge (one of the last in cavalry history) against German troops on 11 June 1940.



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 ...   Son of a French noble family with title coming from Forez and Lyon (de Boissieu), Alain de Boissieu was a pupil at École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (French military academy) in 1936 and Saumur (French cavalry school) in 1938. He was a cavalry officer during World War II and, with horses and sabre, made a successful charge (one of the last in cavalry history) against German troops on 11 June 1940.



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