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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By midday, Trezel's column had fought its way out of the forest onto the plain.
Two of the wagons were so damaged that they had to be burned, while those
carrying the tents were unloaded to accommodate the wounded, who numbered
However, the main job of the tirailleurs was to guard the coolies, no easy task as
most had been recruited by force and sought the first opportunity to escape. Bon-
Mat wrote that the coolies in his column had to be "guarded like prisoners.
And while these orders were not always followed to the letter, especially as the
campaign became more difficult and more porters attempted flight, at least they
sustained the Dahomey column well in the opening weeks, when it virtually ...
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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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