French Officer of the 17th Artillery Regiment

This unit was attached to the 52eme Infantry Division. In May 1940, this division was part of the 4th Army, acting as interval troops along the Maginot Line. The style of tunic (vareuse) is the Modele 29 and the headgear is a standard Adrian 26 helmet, bearing the artillery arms of service, the crossed cannons and blazing grenade badge. The binoculars are standard inter-war/ early war issue Huet 8 x 30.

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