Saint Louis

9 French soldiers defended the Pont Saint Louis against 5000 Italians for 10 days

During the Italian invasion of France, 9 French soldiers defended the Pont Saint Louis against 5000 Italians for 10 days – of which 700 Italians were killed or injured. Eventually an Armistice was agreed. The Casemate du Pont Saint Louis was an advanced defensive work supported by Cap Martin and manned by the 96th BAF. […]