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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The line of legionnaires and zouaves heaved forward in a piecemeal fashion as
each section discovered an opponent to his front. In the confusion of walls,
vineyards and smoke, the Austrians began to withdraw, firing as they retreated.
Although in 1904 the German Raimond Premschwitz reported that the zouaves
were "the pride of France,"29 in fact their prestige rapidly declined after 1870.
This occurred because they became a corps of European and Jewish conscripts
Thoroughly alienated, Flutsch's friend decided to desert the zouaves and enlist in
a more masculine organization after he witnessed a legionnaire single- handedly
hold off a barroom full of policemen. "A zouave isn't dangerous, you know.
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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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