Monthly Archives: January 2013

Army Anonymous

Posting today an article from the 01 February 1947 issue of Colliers Magazine written by author Irving Wallace (who at this time had not yet made his way to Hollywood or began his career as a novelist).  It’s a bit … Continue reading

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Famous Legionnaires: Eugene Jacques Bullard

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1895 – 12 October 1961) was the first African American aviator and one of only two black combat pilots in World War I.  He flew for the American Lafayette Flying Corps but before he joined … Continue reading

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Desert Sands

Desert Sands was filmed and released in 1955.  It was directed by Lesley Selander who was more famous for his budget Westerns but it is nonetheless a fairly watchable B-Grade Foreign Legion Movie.  Desert Sands stars Ralph Meeker as the … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Short Short Stories

Somewhat well established and successful in his career, pulp fiction writer George Surdez began to write more often for Colliers Weekly Magazine–a slick magazine that paid better than his normal clients.  One of his common features in Colliers were his … Continue reading

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En Crapaudine!

This short, morose tale is pulled from the Two-Fisted Tales comic book (Two Fisted Tales Vol. 1, No. 17 October 1996 to be exact which is a reissue of Two-Fisted Tales #34 from 1953).  I’ve never been a really BIG … Continue reading

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Ksar El-Azeoudj, Sahara, 1903

A quick post today to direct your attention to a very fine tabletop war game posted at Club Le Shakko.  Link The setting is 1903 and the far southern reaches of the troubled kingdom of Morocco where it meets the … Continue reading

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Foreign Legion Fort in Adventures of Tintin

I watched this movie over the holidays and was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of animation, the pace of action, the humor and the way they captured the late 1930’s era.  There was also a real cool “cameo” of … Continue reading

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