1996 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Eric Bouvet

Le Figaro Magazine

01 January, 1995

Russian special forces suffered heavy losses during their intelligence and infiltration mission: five dead and 25 injured out of a total of 60 men. For two weeks the photographer accompanied them. Using night-glasses to see in the dark, they occupied strategic positions behind enemy lines. Villages were raided for food and subsequently burnt down.

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Eric Bouvet

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