12th F.I.R. 12th Foreign Infantry Regiment
When the survivors of the 22nd arrive in Saint-Amand-Mongerond in the Cher, only 1,200 are left. For its very important bravery, the 12th F.I.R. is cited at the Army's Order.
After the war the Captain Bailly who cammanded the 11th Company of the 12th FIR will testimony:
"Shall it be allowed to one of those who had the honour to combat in the ranks of this beautiful regiment to testimony of the devotion, the energy and courage of these legionnairs who engaged voluntary for the duration of the war, who got only a few months military instruction before they were sent to the proof of the fight..."
A monument had been erected in Neuilly-Saint-Front, in Aisne which recalls the memory of the heroic fights of the 12th F.I.R.
Article from David Douvette, published in Notre Volonté N°2 Nouvelle Série (192) October-November 1989