The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force
HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 1991 - 728 pages
The legend of Beau Gaste and the hell-raising, hard-drinking, long-suffering, loyal Legionnaires has been immortalized by countless novels and Hollywood movies. Here Douglas Porch examines the Legion myth and goes beyond it to explore the Legion's mystique and describe its performance from its founding in 1831 to today. 32 pages of halftones; maps; index.
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Although the demonstrations, the work of "undesirable French elements of which
the number does not cease to grow each month," were severely dealt with, the
report recommended vigilance.109 This was especially true of the Germans.
DBLE then brought dishonor upon the unit by looting the town, which earned the
Legion a denunciation by German radio as a group of "professional bandits."4
Narvik proved a far tougher objective to seize. Unlike the picturesque Bjerkvik, ...
the German demands to shed undesirable elements. "This would give an
appearance of satisfaction [while] the Legion did not suffer too much from this '
purge,' " he wrote.8 As Weygand suggested, the smashing German victories had
left many ...
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - setnahkt - LibraryThing
Author Douglas Porch is a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School; his other books relate to Mediterranean and North African military history. The French Foreign Legion is an excellently researched ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - MsMixte - LibraryThing
Probably the book to read if one is interested in the French Foreign Legion. It's massive, though, so not exactly a beach read. Probably best for the military buff in the family. Consulter l'avis complet
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Between Politics Diplomacy and the Cannon The Legion in Spain 18351839
The New Legion
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The French Foreign Legion: a complete history of the lengendary fighting force
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