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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... recruits for the 1" etr anger dropped from 1,612 in 1903 to only 800 in 1904,
and the total strength of the Legion dipped from 12,000 to 11,000 men after
1900.18 And while the events of 1907-08 brought in a slight influx of recruits, it
was fairly ...
The situation may be summed up succinctly as follows: At the beginning of the
war, the Legion was swamped with more recruits, and, from a traditional
standpoint, many recruits of the wrong sort, than it could efficiently digest.
However, by the ...
One of the problems of the Legion was that until the Depression brought in an
enormous influx of recruits, the new units were chronically understaffed.5 More
serious in Rollet's view, however, was the disappearance of most of the veterans
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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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