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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On the morning of October 9 began the tedious business of constructing saps that
snaked out from the zaouia toward Zaatcha barely 250 yards away. It also proved
to be a difficult and dangerous business. The Arabs, not notable as marksmen ...
Others had deserted, like the thirty porters who scurried away from a water party
led by Jacquot on October 21.76 But mistreatment had also taken a toll — Martyn
saw one faltering porter skewered by a spahi. However, when he reported this ...
Fijalkowski, "Lettres," 18 May, 1859; 1 October, 1856. 51. Camus, Bohemes, 5. 52
. Massol, France, 277. 53. SHAT, Xb 778, inspection of the 1" etronger, 1861. 54.
Grisot, Legion, 174, 176, 191, 195. 55. "1" rigiment etranger, 1856-1862," ALE, ...
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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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