Christian DE LA CROIX DE CASTRIES

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FrenchBorn Christian DE LA CROIX DE CASTRIES

French commander at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu

Born on August 11, 1902 in Paris, France , France

Died on July 29, 1991 in Paris, France

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Castries was born into a distinguished military family, the House of Castries, and enlisted in the army at the age of 19. He was sent to the Saumur Cavalry School and in 1926 was commissioned an officer but later resigned to devote himself to equestrian sports. After rejoining the army at the start of World War II, he was captured (1940), escaped from a German prison-of-war camp (1941), and fought with the Allied forces in North Africa, Italy, the south of France and finally, during the invasion of Southern Germany



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 ...   Castries was born into a distinguished military family, the House of Castries, and enlisted in the army at the age of 19. He was sent to the Saumur Cavalry School and in 1926 was commissioned an officer but later resigned to devote himself to equestrian sports. After rejoining the army at the start of World War II, he was captured (1940), escaped from a German prison-of-war camp (1941), and fought with the Allied forces in North Africa, Italy, the south of France and finally, during the invasion of Southern Germany



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