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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Their strength, the argument goes, was that they were better disciplined than the
native troops, and more resistant than the other white troops. On the face of it, this
argument seems valid. Certainly, Legion appreciations of the lack of discipline ...
The first is that Legion efficiency could have been improved if French officers had
paid more attention to logistics and the sanitary conditions of their troops. While
the legionnaires perhaps won top prize among white troops for stamina, in the ...
... to paper over differences in the French camp and throw the onus for the fight
squarely on the shoulders of the British, who were blamed for refusing to commit
enough troops to allow the Vichy troops to surrender with a clear conscience.
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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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Between Politics Diplomacy and the Cannon The Legion in Spain 18351839
The New Legion
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The French Foreign Legion: a complete history of the lengendary fighting force
Affichage d'extraits - 1991