filupe wrote:Easy Gee wrote:
I think I need to invest in some more ref books on French uniforms from the 70's/80's
I don't believe there is many widely available - certainly not in the English language. My knowledge of the F1 OD fatigues started with the Kolwezi operation of 1976 - somewhere between there and the intro of CCE they came up with the F2 variant (the difference of which I am still largely ignorant of - not to mention 'Satin 300'). I can't ever remember coming across the designation 'M80' but if you were looking for pictures in use then you might want to google French operations in Lebanon.
I hope between the input of our French members and the assorted pieces we have in our own collections (myself included) we can piece together an accurate timeline of the evolution of French OD fatigues - at least approaching the dearth of information available on the sexier camouflaged 'tenue leopard'!
Yeah, I've struggled to source any books on the subject, and I will try googling Lebanon operations, see what comes up, thanks for that.
I never realised these humble pieces were so unresearched as it were,I will watch this space.