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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However, unlike other regiments (or so Rosen claimed), the Legion often offered
its soldiers to the municipality, individual farmers or even other regiments as
cheap labor. Rosen condemned this practice, not because the work was difficult,
Martyn, Life in the Legion, 14. 8. Martyn, Life in the Legion, 46. 9. Rosen, In the
Foreign Legion, 41. 10. Charles Poimiro, La legion etrangere et le droit
international (Paris: Berger- Levrault, 1913), 225-6. 11. Rosen, In the Foreign
Legion, 9. 12.
Rosen, In the Foreign Legion, 78. 92. Merolli, La grenade heroique, 99. 93.
Cabrol, L'adaptation a la legion etrangere, 96. 94. Sylvere, Flutsch, 79-80. 95.
Rosen, In the Foreign Legion, 81-2. 96. Rosen, In the Foreign Legion, 103. 97.
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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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