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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fifty legionnaires who set out on an operation, barely ten were in a fit state to fight
when they reached the objective.116 It was clear that the system of large
columns sent on extended operations, quite apart from their vulnerability and the
"I had heard many stories about the license of legionnaires on operations when
women were discovered and already we had been passing the bottle of schum to
keep up our spirits," wrote Adrian Liddell Hart, who served with the amphibious ...
Chabrol, Operations militaires, 297-304. 110. Lyautey, Lettres de Tonkin, 182.
111. Carpeaux, La chasse mix pirates, 84. 112. Le Poer, A Modern Legionary
127. 113. Carpeaux, La chasse mix pirates, 46-9. 114. Sylvere, Flutsch, 64. 115.
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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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