Monthly Archives: May 2011

In the Foreign Legion by Erwin Rosen

In the Foreign Legion was written by a German-American author by the name of Erwin Carlé.  He chose to use Erwin Rosen as a pseudonym for this book which details his experiences in the Foreign Legion from when he joined … Continue reading

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Short Biography of Georges Surdez

I found the item below in a vintage Blue Book Magazine.  Stories of Adventure by Men for Men!  (I rearranged the pictures a bit to fit on one slide).   It was part of a feature in this magazine to promote … Continue reading

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Article: March or Die

This article about the Foreign Legion is from the Los Angeles Times, 31 May, 1914.  The Special Foreign Correspondent for the LA Times apparently paid a visit to Sidi Bel Abbes and observed the Foreign Legion in garrison and then … Continue reading

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Books on North Africa 3: A Search for the Masked Tawareks

The book below (A Search for the Masked Tawareks) is an Englishman’s account of his quest to photograph the elusive Touareg of the Saharan Desert.  W. J. Harding King has a light and amusing writing style that makes reading this … Continue reading

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Vintage Wargaming: Airfix French Foreign Legion Forts

A quick post today about an article I came across about modifying an old Airfix French Foreign Legion Fort model.  It was posted at Vintage Wargaming but the article is from the Airfix Magazine Annual 6 1976.  The old kit … Continue reading

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