Films of the French Foreign Legion by Philip Leibfried

I’ve been waiting for this book for about a year and I finally see that it has been released.  It was written by Philip Leibfried and is published by Bear Manor Media and you can order the book directly from their web page.   (Link)  Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down–the entries on each movie was like finally finding the answers to several difficult brain teasers or puzzles.  It’s very well researched and has loads of information on just what appears to be every Foreign Legion movie ever made.  It is truly a one of a kind book and is an absolute “must have” for my collection.  I’ll be working the internet this weekend looking for someone that might be selling some of these movies. (BTW there are lots of other interesting books at Bear Manor.

The following is the Table of Contents:

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapters
One: Seminal Sands: Under Two Flags Chapter
Two: Celebrated Sands: The Novels of P. C. Wren Chapter
Three: Silent Sands: Cinema de Legion 1914 to 1928
Four: Sound Sands: Cinema de Legion 1929 to 2000
Five: Singing Sands: Legion Musicals Chapter
Six: Shifting Sands: Films of the Post-World War II Legion
Seven: Subtitled Sands: Foreign Foreign Legion Films
Eight: Satiric Sands: Comedies and Cartoons Chapter
Nine: Sundry Sands: The Legion on the Stage, Radio and Television
Ten: Superfluous Sands: Marginal French Foreign Legion Films and Spanish Foreign Legion Films Bibliography
Index

NOTE:  I initially downloaded the Kindle version but found that many of the pictures in this format were upside down (I let Bear Manor know and hopefully they can upload a new one).  I’m assuming the hard copy book is better.

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Retired Army.
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