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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Captain Champs, a sergeant-major in 1885, was of the opinion that if the Legion
had been sent to garrison Tuyen Quang, "then the post wasn't worth much."38
But the legionnaires and tirailleurs tonkinois defended it for three months with a ...
Suicide, like desertion, hit its peak in calm garrisons where "they must look
themselves in the mirror, and it's not happy." For this reason, Legion officers were
always careful to keep their men busy and occupied, to prevent unconstructive ...
At Aulai, the French garrison held out for twenty-two days under sustained mortar
fire until it could be rescued. But the rescue came too late for outlying blockhouse
Number 7 — its thirty-man garrison was overwhelmed, their bodies mutilated ...
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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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