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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Saint-Arnaud's aristocratic lineage secured for him a sublieutenancy in the king's
exclusive garde du corps. But his petit bourgeois pocketbook meant that attempts
to keep pace with the extravagant life-style of his wealthy contemporaries soon ...
But from his position, Saint-Arnaud could see that they were stuck — the
bombardment had failed to destroy a second curtain wall that held Lamoriciere in
the breach while, from all sides, the defenders poured a deadly fire into them.
The shout ...
The pillaging was stopped only after three days, and the task of burying the dead
in a huge common grave outside the town began. Saint-Arnaud was more than a
little bitter that his legionnaires, as well as other corps who had taken part in 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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The French Foreign Legion: a complete history of the lengendary fighting force
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