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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First, it served the needs of France, which required a place to send her political
refugees, guests who had overstayed their welcome and other social
encumbrances. Second, it served the needs of Algeria, which required soldiers.
But there is a ...
"Boys" also served them in the refectory, and even washed the uniforms of those
in the punishment cells.15 Without a doubt, the greatest benefit of life beyond
Suez was the relative abundance in Indochina of women — the congai, literally ...
While such attitudes were to be found elsewhere in the forces, especially in the
paras and commando units, the fact that the Legion was a corps of foreign
mercenaries served to insulate these men even more from the world of practical
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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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