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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Having received a cool reception, like all deserters, he was enlisted in the
Foreign Legion. Hardly had he arrived in Africa than his deception was even
more cruel. And, always drawn toward the desire for the unknown which
tormented him, ...
that these deserters had enlisted in the Legion with that very purpose in mind.
Bazaine believed that "a good many of them enrolled in the corps [Foreign
Legion] to get a free trip, but it will cost them dearly if caught,"71 an assertion
repeated by ...
The Polish Jew Pierre Goldfarb enlisted because "France was for me a friend.
This is why I defend her with the greatest courage and if I remain here, I will tell
my parents: victim of his duty!"21 The Americans Alan Seeger and Henry
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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 New Legion
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The French Foreign Legion: a complete history of the lengendary fighting force
Affichage d'extraits - 1991