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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... Aubagne French army units regularly stationed in North Africa White and native
units which normally served in the French colonies other than North Africa Armee
de liberation nationale French army serving in metropolitan France Bataillon ...
powers against our authority in North Africa leave no doubt on this subject. This
situation was especially dangerous as the only other white infantry in North Africa
, the zouaves and the marines, were "very mediocre and their poor quality does ...
North Africa," Mary reported. "We are disgusted by this procedure and this only
increases the distaste which we feel for some time, without speaking of it, in the
presence of the British and unfortunately of certain French." The delivery of the ...
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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
Affichage d'extraits - 1991