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The French Foreign Legion

Complete History of The Legendary Fighting Force

by Douglas Porch

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Published by Perennial .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages784
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7284592M
ISBN 100060923083
ISBN 109780060923082
OCLC/WorldCa28127102

Oct 14,  · The world contains more misfits, sadists, masochists, and people who enjoy fighting than we sometimes like to suppose. How else can one explain the fact that the French Foreign Legion is heavily overrecruited? In an age when most of the world’s armies strive to make military service a less bestial and more enlightened experience than it used to be, the Legion still drives its trainees to. Book Description: The French Foreign Legion is one of the most famous fighting organizations in the world, jealously guarding a reputation that dates back to the s. This strikingly illustrated review of the French Foreign Legion today utilizes modern color photos of legionnaires in training and on maneuvers in France, where they are now based.

Sep 03,  · The French Foreign Legion remains one of the world's most enigmatic military forces. Created in France in and immediately posted to the scorching deserts of Algeria, it went on to become a unit renowned for its cruel training regime and its absolute disregard for death in battle.5/5(1). Feb 24,  · • Erwin James is writing a book called Legion of Honour, based on his experiences in the French Foreign Legion. · This article was amended on Wednesday February 25 Author: Erwin James.

Jan 26,  · Insane Way A Man Survived 76 Days Lost At Sea & Other Incredible Survival True Stories - Duration: The Infographics Show 3,, views. In July , a new book dedicated to the French Foreign Legion and its history was released: The Tigers of Tonkin – The History of the French Foreign Legion in Indochina This great book is an original work of Andrew J. Mitchell, an Irish amateur historian and a well-known Foreign Legion insignia collector.


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The French Foreign Legion by Douglas Porch Download PDF EPUB FB2

Jul 10,  · The French Foreign Legion is a complete, captivating study of the famed fighting force, from its inception in to modern times. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device blackfin-boats.com by: Jan 29,  · There have been dozens of books written about the French Foreign Legion, and probably hundreds of novels, but many of those nonfiction books were as accurate as their fictional counterparts.

In Boyd's book, we have a well-written, well-researched examination of the Legion, from its inception nearly two centuries ago to the blackfin-boats.com by: 1. Mar 01,  · Known for its austerity and discipline, deprivation and sacrifice, the French Foreign Legion is perhaps the most intriguing and famous fighting force in the world.

For years, jobless, homeless and loveless men have found in the Legion a sense of purpose worth all the rigors and risks of serving in the world's longest-standing mercenary army/5.

The book provided an overview of the creation of the Foreign Legion by Louis Philippe (as foreigners were forbidden to serve in the French Army after the July Revolution) to their deployment in French Indochina against the Viet Cong but left me wanting more/5.

Books shelved as french-foreign-legion: Beau Geste by P.C. Wren, The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam by Martin Windrow, Our F. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of results for Books: "the french foreign legion".

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The French Foreign Legion by Erwan BERGOT and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at blackfin-boats.com The French Foreign Legion - AbeBooks blackfin-boats.com Passion for books.

Devil's Guard, by George Robert Elford published inis the story of a former German Waffen-SS officer's string of near-constant combat that begins on World War II's eastern front and continues into the book's focus—the First Indochina War, as an officer in the French Foreign Legion.

The book is presented by the author as nonfiction but considered to be untrue by military historians, and usually sold as fiction. The French Foreign Legion (FFL; French: Légion étrangère, French pronunciation: ​[leʒjɔ̃ etʁɑ̃ʒɛʁ], L.é.) is a military service branch of the French Army established in Legionnaires are highly trained infantry soldiers and the Legion is unique in that it is open to foreign recruits willing to serve in Branch: French Army.

Jan 29,  · There have been dozens of books written about the French Foreign Legion, and probably hundreds of novels, but many of those nonfiction books were as accurate as their fictional counterparts.

In Boyd's book, we have a well-written, well-researched examination of the Legion, from its inception nearly two centuries ago to the present.4/4(27).

Life in the French Foreign Legion can be described in one word – tough. – particularly if you happen to be part of the elite world that is the 2ème Regiment Etranger de Parachutiste (2ème REP).

At the beginning of Januarymy company was on the move again/5(6). Jun 29,  · A new book by Jean-Vincent Blanchard examines the legendary, vicious (and racist) French Foreign Legion, whose soldiers marched in 50C heat till.

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Apr 18,  · This book gives the reader a straightforward and continuous survey of the history of the French Foreign Legion. By outlining the Legion’s vicissitudes, victorious campaigns, epic marches, heroic and sometimes hopeless stands, dirtiest combats and dramatic defeats, but also by briefly placing the Legion back in the historical background of France, and by describing its development.

Roger Faulques (14 December – 6 November ) was a French Army Colonel, a graduate of the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr, a paratrooper officer of the French Foreign Legion, and a Allegiance: French Army. Feb 22,  · The French Foreign Legion is an extraordinary and unique army, specifically created for foreign nationals wishing to serve in the French Armed Forces, but commanded by French officers.

For nearly two centuries adventure seekers or men on the run from all around the globe have found a home in the Foreign Legion and shed blood for France.4/5(45). The most prolific writer about the French Foreign Legion is Martin Windrow.

Windrow is a long time commissioning and art director for the “Men at Arms” and “Elite” series for Osprey Publishing. His most recent book is the phenomenal “Our Friends Beneath the. The French Foreign Legion is a complete, captivating study of the famed fighting force, from its inception in to modern times.

Historian Douglas Porch chronicles the Legion's involvement in Spain, Mexico, Indochina, Madagascar, WWI, Vietnam, and Algiers (to name a few) and delves into the inner workings of legionnaires and their captains/5(2). In this book, acclaimed French Army expert Martin Windrow examines the history and uniforms of the French Foreign Legion, from its service in the Carlist War of to World War II and beyond, debunking many of the prevalent myths surrounding this formidable blackfin-boats.com: Bloomsbury Publishing.

He is a series editor at Osprey and an authority on the French Foreign Legion. He is the author of the highly successful Men-at-Arms French Foreign Legion since and Men-at-Arms The French War in Indochina He is an Associate of the Royal Historical Society and of the Foreign Legion Association of Great blackfin-boats.com: Bloomsbury Publishing.The French Foreign Legion or “Légion étrangère”.

So Dominique Vandenberg hired in the elite paratrooper regiment, the 2. REP (2e Régiment étranger de parachutistes), and after more training, was sent to Africa.

He spent five years in countries such as Chad, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic.Nov 12,  · For almost years, the French Foreign Legion has prided itself on offering a haven for men yearning for adventure and a new start in life.

It was just what “Edward,” a year-old.