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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The conduct of the regiment de marche de la Legion etrangere, the celebrated
RMLE, at such spots as Carency, Navarin Farm, Belloy-en-Santerre, Verdun and
the Bois de Hangard made it one of two regiments in the French army to earn the
according to the regimental history of the RMLE. "From 1914 to 1918, the Legion,
despite everything and despite everyone, continued on its road," it recorded, "
reinforced by thousands of brave hearts, troubled in the beginning, that it knew ...
The Historique of the RMLE claims that Legion losses were actually fewer than
those of many line regiments, that the effectives of the RMLE were only renewed
three times while some French regiments "renewed their effectives eight or ten ...
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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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The New Legion
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The French Foreign Legion: a complete history of the lengendary fighting force
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