Monthly Archives: September 2011

Legion Pulp: Long Live the Emperor by Georges Surdez

Long Live the Emperor is an odd story about a former legion NCO who wishes to reenlist in the Legion due primarily to his self-admitted failure to adapt to civilian life.  At the moment he was to spend his last … Continue reading

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Emperor of Doom by Theodore Roscoe

This book, a reprinting by Adventure House, features twelve stories of great adventure by Theodore Roscoe.  Roscoe was a very prolific pulp author famous for his Foreign Legion tall tales narrated by Legionnaire Thibaut Corday.  Of the twelve short stories … Continue reading

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We’re in the Legion Now

We’re in the Legion Now is great little Foreign Legion movie that is available on the Internet Archive.   It was released in December of 1936 and the opening credits state that the movie is based on an original story by … Continue reading

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Foreign Legion Chants and Music

Just a quick post today.  In my quest to be somewhat of a clearing house for all things “French Foreign Legion” I am posting a link to the official Légion Étrangère website and their downloadable mp3 files of marching chants … Continue reading

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The Wages of Virtue by P. C. Wren

I just finished reading this fine novel by the estimable Percival Christopher Wren (author of Beau Geste).  First written in 1913, Wages of Virtue was published in 1916, actually preceding Beau Geste.  My copy, with no date, is probably dated … Continue reading

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Desert Fort WIP Report #3

Blockhaus 17 continues to be constructed.  Slowly.        Very slowly.        So slow in fact that I’m sure that a platoon of real Legionnaires would have already constructed a 1:1 scale version by now and would have sprouts in their new garden … Continue reading

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Adventure in Sahara

Adventure in Sahara was directed by Samuel Fuller and released in 1938 (a year before Gary Cooper’s Beau Geste).  It’s a fairly short straightforward Foreign Legion movie with the usual plot devices.  The setting is between the world wars of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Blood Call

Attached below is a short story of the Legion that takes place between the wars.  It’s the kind of story that the Foreign Legion setting is perfect for–previous lives and encounters long thought forgotten until one fateful day…and honor and … Continue reading

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