It took a little time but I finally scanned over 50 original photographs of the Foreign Legion that I purchased on eBay. They are from a collection of pictures that belonged to a Legion Sergeant Major Simone Jacques (LM 25913) and were taken in various locations in French Indochina from 1949 to 1952. There is little other information I have right now but once I figure out what the writing on the back says on some of these I’ll add my comments to the pictures posted to this album on Flickr. I do know that several of these were taken in Cambodia (Phnom Penh) and in one picture you can see the 2/2 unit designation on one of the “lawn ornaments” (decorative landscaping the Legion is known for). There are no combat snapshots and most seem to be taken in a garrison environment–just the spot for a Sergeant Major. Thanks to the seller for explaining that the acronyms on the that reads “B.P.M. 409” is Boite Postale Militaire 409 and “T.O.E.” stands for Territory Extreme Orient. If by chance you have any insight on these pics please let me know.
I’m pleased with the way most of these very small prints (some were slightly bigger than a postage stamp) were able to be scanned into some nice crisp images. Some were blurry and I’ll have to re-scan & re-upload some other pictures that somehow had the right side cropped out. I’m also happy that these are now available to the general viewing public where previously they were wrapped up in an envelope for perhaps many years.