For over half a century , the Alouette III operated worldwide. More than 1400 were manufactured in France and more than 600 were produced abroad. Many of these machines had a civilian career , but the majority served in uniform in missions varied , from France to Australia , India, Costa Rica, Denmark and the South Africa, whether from land or from a ship at sea. 960 photos, 40 colour profiles, drawings. French text & captions.