Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.

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  1. MWC 95 - 1970s French Airman

    by , Dec 16, 2017 at 10:40 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    France became a member of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, in 1949. Members agreed to come to each other's aid if any member was attacked by a country outside the alliance. While initially a political union, during the Korean War NATO became a fully integrated Military structure. However, France became unhappy with the dominance of the USA and possible failures of NATO plans to hold
  2. MWC Special 9 - 1950s French Artilleryman, Indochina War

    by , Nov 15, 2016 at 10:04 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    As usual, the magazine that comes with the special is focused on the subject rather than the watch itself

    This looks to be based on a Military Hanhart chronograph pocket watch from 1944/1950.

    These timepieces are mainly used by the French in the Indochina war and features a telemetric scale to aid in artillery ranging

    Because After WW2 the Hanhart factory was located ...
  3. MWC 53 - French Soldier 1940s

    by , Mar 3, 2016 at 05:29 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    After the declaration of War by Britain and France against Germany on 3rd September 1939 there was a relatively quiet period when it was believed that open war could still be avoided. Germany was in fact using the time to build up a massive stockpile of arms and ammunition that it would need in the coming battle, German troops also had time to rest following the attack on Poland.
    The French Army ...
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  4. Issue 40 - 1970s French Soldier

    by , Aug 31, 2015 at 10:41 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    During the 1970s the French military became very active in the former French Equitoral African countries of Chad, Gabon, Central African Republic, and Congo. They provided Assistance to Chad and Congo against guerillas, cooperating with Belgian and American Forces in a hostage rescue. In 1979 French Specialist forces began an operation to oust President Bokassa, following International outrage at his role ...

    Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 10:51 PM by Churchy

  5. MWC 36 - 1960s French Naval Pilot

    by , Jul 14, 2015 at 12:31 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    In 1920, French WWI hero Paul Teste, was the first pilot to demonstrate actually landing an aircraft on the deck of a ship, The Béarn, and in effect invented the concept of the modern Aircraft carrier.
    In the 1960s French Pilots were issued with watches manufactured to the "Type 20” pattern, including approximately 500 Breguet watches for those operating from Aircraft carriers in the Navy. ...
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