Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why Legion Wants No Americans

I found this article while researching information about Bennett Doty’s Foreign Legion experience.  It appeared in the Sunday edition of The Milwaukee Journal of 18 November 1933.  The article is bit hard to take it too seriously and the illustration … Continue reading

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Legionnaire Bennett J. Doty

                                                                                                                                                                       The following two articles discuss the adventures of Bennett J. Doty, a young American adventurer who enlisted in the Foreign Legion on 12 June 1925, fought for France in Syria that year, deserted from the Legion but was caught … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Land of the Sword

This month’s pulp story, Land of the Sword, is a complete novelette (39 pages) written by Robert Carse.  It appeared in the 03 November 1934 issue of Argosy Weekly.  The story concerns two young men, cousins from opposite ends of … Continue reading

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Germany Makes Bugaboo of France’s Foreign Legion

This article, dated 28 May 1911, was found in the New York Times Archives.  It discusses the current news of the time concerning Germany and it campaign against the Foreign Legion and informs the reader about the historical role of … Continue reading

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