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"He was deeply patriotic": master corporal Maxime Blasco told by the writer and journalist Gérard Guerrier

2021-09-28T07:46:37.087Z

INTERVIEW - "We leave with friends, we come back with friends" was one of the favorite phrases of Master Corporal Maxime Blasco, who died in action on Friday in Mali.



Gérard Guerrier is a writer and a journalist.

For his book,

Du courage - Praise for the use of adventurers and ... everyday heroes,

he met Master Corporal Maxime Blasco on several occasions.

LE FIGARO.

- Under what circumstances did you meet Master Corporal Maxime Blasco?

Gérard Guerrier.

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I wrote a report on mountain commando groups in July 2020. I followed them in a selection, ski touring and an exercise, near Vulmix, in Savoie.

As I knew the achievements of Maxime Blasco, I wanted to spend time with him.

It was a bit difficult because he was quite low-key.

I had also met his partner, Alexandra, and we had discussed courage, the meaning of commitment, his motivations and his career.

He was an endearing guy.

Read also A French hero: who was Master Corporal Maxime Blasco, killed in a clash with terrorists in Mali?

What were the deep sources of his personality that allowed him to project himself into combat?

First of all, Max was not very tall but had an energy

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Source: lefigaro

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