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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First, the confused status of the command arrangements exacerbated the
divisions within the officer corps occasioned by Bernelle's strict command
methods. Despite the varied origins of the Legion officers, there is no evidence
that these ...
"To command his men, my predecessor believed it necessary to employ
exclusively the tough approach," MacMahon wrote. "Rarely did he speak to them
without bullying them, calling them by the least flattering names and menacing
them with ...
The restructuring of the Legion came at a time when the French high command
was rethinking its strategic options. The offensives in Artois and Champagne in
the summer of 1915 were critical in the strategic shift on the Western Front from ...
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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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