Additional forces from UN countries arrived during the latter part of November 1950. Among these was the French Battalion. Consisting of 39 officers, 172 non-commissioned officers and more than 800 enlisted personnel, the battalion departed Marseilles on 25 September arriving at Pusan on 30 November. It was not entirely ashore until the fifth of December. Once equipped with US weapons and vehicles, it was attached the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd US Army Division with whom it served until the end of hostilities 27 July 1953. During this period 3,421 French soldiers were involved in Korea. Of these, 287 were killed in action; 1,350 wounded in action; 7 missing in action; and 12 became prisoners of war.

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