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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Abel Galant, who wrote a chronicle of the Legion in Spain, thought him
magnificent in the face of what looked like certain death, holding off repeated
charges for at least two hours in his primitive redoubt. Conrad's battalions
struggled up the ...
"These [marches] are terribly tiring, privations of food, of clothes," Diesbach de
Torny wrote in his diary. "We sleep for five or six days at the foot of trees in the
water. Almost always torrential rain, and no change of clothes, no way to get dry.
the only troop which is truly and purely a 'professional unit', the only one which
escapes the crisis (not only 'periodic' but 'continuous') of the incorporation and
training of the [conscript] class," Major Poirmeur wrote in 1923. "More than the ...
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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
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