Galerie

French-Ivorian exercise “Opération Alligator III” in 1967. From Magazine des armées 67/11 available on ECPAD (the first part is about Winter Olympics in Grenoble, and Alligator in Ivory Coast begins at 2’30"). You should watch it, if only for the cool psychedelic rock and hip jazz of the soundtrack. 

Note on the fourth picture the lack of barrel attachment on the MAT 49 submachine gun, needed for the use of blank ammunitions (clearly recognizable in the third picture by their white body in the catridge belt of the AA 52).

Galerie

French-Ivorian exercise “Opération Alligator III” in 1967. From Magazine des armées 67/11 available on ECPAD (the first part is about Winter Olympics in Grenoble, and Alligator in Ivory Coast begins at 2’30”). You should watch it, if only for the cool psychedelic rock and hip jazz of the soundtrack. 

Note on the fourth picture the lack of barrel attachment on the MAT 49 submachine gun, needed for the use of blank ammunitions (clearly recognizable in the third picture by their white body in the catridge belt of the AA 52).