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Brosset, Diego

Date of birth:
October 3rd, 1898 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Date of death:
November 1944 (Champagney, France)
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

Enlisted as 2nd class in the hunters on foot (1916), he ended the war as a sergeant, with four citations.

After leaving Saint-Maixent (1921), he crossed the Sahara for fifteen years.

Captain (1930), graduate of "Languages ​​O", he entered the War College in 1937, battalion commander (December 1939), he was sent as a professor of strategy and tactics to the Bogota War College in April 1940.

Joined the Free French Forces in 1940, he served on General de Gaulle's staff.

Promoted to lieutenant-colonel (December 1940), he became General Catroux’s Chief of Staff (July 1941).

Colonel (October 1941), commander of Eastern Syria, he was given command of the 2nd Colonial Brigade (January 1943).

Brigadier General (June 1943), he took command of the 1st DFL (August 1, 1943).

He played a role in the campaigns of Tunisia, Italy and France.

He was accidentally killed in Champagney, in Haute-Saône (November 20, 1944).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1944
posthumously awarded
décret du 20 janvier 1945
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1944
décret du 9 novembre 1944
Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1944
l' Ordre de la Libération
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
4 citations : 4 stars
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
8 citations : 8 palms
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
2 citations : 1 palm + 1 star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
with clasps "AOF", "Sahara", "Maroc"
Médaille Coloniale

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