Monthly Archives: October 2011

Zombie Attack in North Africa

For a quick little Halloween post I’ve selected a story from Max Brook’s “Recorded Attacks” graphic collection of historical zombie attacks.  It’s about the zombie siege of Fort Louis Phillipe in North Africa, 1893.  I’ve always thought that the Foreign … Continue reading

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Captain Gallant Comic #2

Below is the second issue of the companion comic book to the Captain Gallant television show that appeared from 1955 to 1957.  I found this and three others on the Internet Archive along with some other Tex Ritter and other … Continue reading

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The New Old Guard

The article below came from a New York Times collection of stories about “The European War”.  Written in late 1916 by John Joseph Casey (an illustrator and correspondent) who had joined the Legion in August of 1914, it offers a … Continue reading

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New Sets of 1:72 French Foreign Legion and Arabs?

A quick post today on something I noticed on Plastic Soldier Review.  In the News section of that website, 18 September, it announced that BUM (Barcelona Universal Models: a Spanish manufacturer of not-so-great-but-getting-better 1:72 scale plastic soldiers) is planning to … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Monkey See, Monkey Do by Theodore Roscoe

Monkey See, Monkey Do is another tall tale of the Legion as told by Thibaut Corday.  This story is set in Senegal as the Legion is assigned a mission to quell a local native rebellion.  Unseen snipers slowly thin the … Continue reading

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Modelling Tips from Campaigns Magazine

Something different today.  No Foreign Legion. (gasp!)  Instead, I’ve assembled 15 pages from the old Campaigns Magazine feature called Modeler’s Notebook.  These were written by Bryan Fosten who has done loads of good stuff at Osprey as an illustrator for … Continue reading

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Legion Fort: Bir Moghrein (Fort Trinquet)

Bir Moghrein is a dusty little desert town situated in the Northwest corner of Mauritania in the 12th Region known as Tiris Zemmour.  The fort located in this town was also known as Fort Trinquet (named after COL Trinquet who … Continue reading

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Le Petite Journal Covers 3

Posted below is a third installment of color covers from the French periodical Le Petit Journal Illustré.  These of course were found at Galica at this link and this link.  The theme selected for this group was various scenes of … Continue reading

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