Monthly Archives: November 2011

Armée d’Afrique Video

I stumbled on this video on You Tube today.  It’s a great little historical video (24 minutes) about the Armée d’Afrique with lots of good footage of Free French Forces fighting in WWII.  This video must have been made in … Continue reading

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Photographs of the French in Tonkin

It’s been a while since my last post.  Probably because of my excessive browsing on the Galica archives.  I recently found there is more to their image archive than meets the eye.  My previous searches on the image server returned … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Forgotten of God by Houston Day

It’s the 15th of the month and time for a pulp fiction story about the Foreign Legion.  This one was written by Houston Day and appeared in a “Short Stories” issue dated March 10, 1933 (see the cover below).  I’ve … Continue reading

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Books on North Africa 5: Across the Great Deserts

The following is an excerpt from a book called “Across the Great Deserts” written by P. T. Etherton (Colonel Percy Thomas Etherton).  It comes from Part One of the book that covers the Saharan Desert (the other parts cover the Kalahari … Continue reading

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Wordpress Admin Note

Maybe I’m not too observant and perhaps missed the mail on this but WordPress has recently instituted a new feature for viewing images on WordPress blogs.  It’s new “Photo Carousel” feature is summarized at this link.  What this does is puts … Continue reading

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L’Armée d’Afrique: Zouaves

In order to flesh out the North African milieu of this blog it is necessary to explore the other French forces that composed the Armée d’Afrique from the early 1800’s to World War II.  Chief among these forces were the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Foreign Legion Photoplay Title of the Red Mirage

After posting some pictures from “The Red Mirage” on this blog back on the 15th of March, I finally finished reading the actual book.  (I’ve posted the .pdf version below but you can find other formats (Kindle, EPUB, etc.) from … Continue reading

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