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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But in a firefight, men like Hebich almost made one feel sorry for the enemy. Abel
Galant, who wrote a chronicle of the Legion in Spain, thought him magnificent in
the face of what looked like certain death, holding off repeated charges for at ...
The objectivity of this history is thrown into serious doubt by the insistence that "
Never has the enemy been able to claim that he made the Legion retreat nor
resist its bayonets. Never has the Legion abandoned its dead, its wounded, its
So many tanks were abandoned that several German and Italian trucks drove
into the French position, believing it to be an Italian fortress.39 As the enemy had
obviously decided to bypass the defenses and strike in the British rear, General ...
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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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Between Politics Diplomacy and the Cannon The Legion in Spain 18351839
The New Legion
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The French Foreign Legion: a complete history of the lengendary fighting force
Affichage d'extraits - 1991