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 coin on a coffee and then walk into the recruitment office he is offered a job by two odd gentlemen in the cafe.  He accepts but it turns out to be something quite unexpected.  No fighting and hardly any North African sand in this tale.  It was was featured on the cover of the June 26, 1937 Argosy magazine.  It is only 18 pages and in my opinion one of Mr. Surdez’s more unique if not strange stories about the Foreign Legion. The .pdf is below.

Long Live the Emperor

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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