Location of 255e RI and 49e/71e RI in 1940

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Kelvin
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Location of 255e RI and 49e/71e RI in 1940

Post by Kelvin » 01 Jul 2021 13:59

In 1939, French 255e RI was responsible for the defence of Nice but I would like if still in Nice in May 1940 or joined other division, also 71e RI was exchanged with 22e RMVE in 19e DI, but where's did this 71e RI gone ?
And also 49e RI was exchanged with 21e RMVE in 35e DI, also where this 49e RI gone ?

Everyone know that ? Thank

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Re: Location of 255e RI and 49e/71e RI in 1940

Post by Loïc » 02 Jul 2021 17:28

Both Regiments joined former Alpine Divisions, 49e RI to 30e DI and 71e RI to 27e DI

255e RI was not defending the city of Nice but under its coastal command 'I" (Organe de Commandement de Défense du Littoral "I" of Nice) at ~25/30 km farther on the southwest along the Riviera between Cannes and Antibes at Vallauris, Croix-des-Gardes, Golfe-Juan and Antibes
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Re: Location of 255e RI and 49e/71e RI in 1940

Post by Kelvin » 03 Jul 2021 14:23

Hi, Loic, thank for your help.

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