The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force
HarperCollins Publishers, 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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The idea that a new life is possible is very attractive to him , ” Junger wrote ,
especially to those men who did not know what they wanted : “ When all is said
and done , no one is so easily led as he who does not know what he wants .
Of course , these numbers may seem trifling , especially when compared with the
far greater losses inflicted upon the Chinese . But it created a steady rate of
attrition , especially when combined with losses caused by disease and climate ...
38 But the habit of obedience to superiors was too ingrained , especially among
those holding an active command , to be easily broken . The propaganda battle
between the two sides merely helped to enforce an institutionalized conformity ...
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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
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